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Rodney Smith's Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
Rodney Smith
More and more, the teaching practice takes me into the community where I engage directly with students. My focus right now is on bringing the continuity of the Dharma into the market place. Although retreating is an important form for self-knowledge, I find myself less interested in the immediate results of a retreat and more interested in helping students investigate their relationship to the ups and downs of their everyday life.
2002-01-03 The I Of The Storm 39:43
Realizing how the "I" feeds upon conflict and vanishes in stillness.
2001-03-14 Receiving The World 46:40
Looking at how to use three different postures toward life and freedom to move from partial openness to radical receptivity.
2001-03-10 Accessing The Dharma 42:33
Recognizing the specific orientation toward life that we develop when accessing the Dharma.
2001-01-03 The Personal And The Impersonal 46:32
The personal and the impersonal must come together for the completion of the practice.
2000-12-31 Inspiring The Heart 31:02
finding and accessing that which sustains our urgency.
2000-12-29 Life's Lessons 43:32
What are the fundamental lessons we learn through living that form the basis of our practice?
2000-07-05 The "No" Of Love 41:54
We are never sure how love will act once it is released
2000-02-27 A Glimpse Of Connection 41:51
Sometimes our hardened view of separation parts, for just a moment, and a glimpse of perfection fills us wonder and appreciation.
1999-12-29 Resolutions Of The Heart 40:26
Learning how anger never ceases when it comes through anger.
1999-02-27 Self-Kindness And Self-Indulgence 40:38
the practice is built on self-kindness and is destroyed through self-indulgence, but ultimately moves beyond the self entirely

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