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Dharma Talks given at Seattle Insight Meditation Society
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2001-02-01 Illusion IV: Taking What Lacks Independent Existence As Independently Existing 39:40
  Rodney Smith
The self is a play upon the field of time and has no reality outside of thought.

2001-01-01 Illusion III: Taking The Momentary Display Of The World As Continuous 39:01
  Rodney Smith
Since time is created by thought, the universe is inherently discontinuous.

2000-12-15 Illusion 1: Taking What Is Insubstantial To Be Permanent 38:55
  Rodney Smith
We deliberately attempt to make the insubstantial permanent because of the implications of an insecure world.

2000-08-28 The Obsessive Mind 46:03
  Rodney Smith
The mind can seize upon anything for its survival and form an entire psychic reality around its wants. Exploring what is behind obsessive thoughts and actions.

2000-08-21 The Moody Mind 41:31
  Rodney Smith
Moods can be so pervasive that they form the psychic posture we have towards life. We can distill our relationship to life down to a mood when we forget the law of impermanence.

2000-08-14 The Isolated Mind 42:12
  Rodney Smith
A mind that cuts itself off from feedback and relationship becomes warped around its own ideas. Our minds can implode in on themselves when we isolate ourselves from new perspectives.

2000-08-07 The Controlling Mind 40:52
  Rodney Smith
We think through the exertion of will we can make the moment safe, but in the end we simply distort what is truly supporting us. One way we distort the Dharma is through our need to control circumstances rather than receive events.

2000-04-24 The Eightfold Path 8: Wise Samadhi 38:39
  Rodney Smith
Samadhi completes the circle as it contains the wholeness of the path with its oneness of mind.

2000-04-17 The Eightfold Path 6: Wise Effort 38:22
  Rodney Smith
Applying effort, without the wise overview, leads to the illusion of self-improvement.

2000-04-10 The Eightfold Path 7: Wise Mindfulness 44:01
  Rodney Smith
Exploring how mindfulness flows naturally from a wise view.

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