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Dharma Talks given at Seattle Insight Meditation Society
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2000-04-03 The Eightfold Path 5: Wise Livelihood 43:15
Rodney Smith
Are we prostituting one-third of our life to fund the other two-thirds?

2000-03-27 The Eightfold Path 4: Wise Action 39:28
Rodney Smith
Without the integrating the wise view into our actions, our path can remain very conceptual.

2000-03-13 The Eightfold Path 3: Wise Speech 39:45
Rodney Smith
We are most often known by what we say, externally, to others; while self-knowledge comes, most often, by what we say internally to ourselves.

2000-03-06 The Eightfold Path 2: Wise Aspiration 43:57
Rodney Smith
When framed by wise view, aspiration begins the journey to the other shore.

2000-01-08 Illusion II: Taking What Is Incapable Of Satisfying As Happiness 42:35
Rodney Smith
Happiness as most of us recognize it is the pursuit of comfort but ultimately cannot be found within the field of birth and decay.

1999-12-02 Touching The Earth 37:08
Rodney Smith
When the Buddha touched the earth, he opened up a common touch point for us all.

1998-03-26 Death Be Not Proud 46:53
Rodney Smith
Death brings up the entire range of our humanity where, even though the "I" is the loser, our sense of connectedness remains.

1998-01-01 Contemplation On Death And Dying - I 40:40
Rodney Smith
Reflecting on our own death allows us to orient ourselves to the way things are and gives us the courage to take risks.
In collection: Contemplation Of Death And Dying

1998-01-01 Contemplation On Death And Dying - II 44:54
Rodney Smith
Explaining why we fear death and introducing the Maranasati Sutta.
In collection: Contemplation Of Death And Dying

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