The greatest gift is the
gift of the teachings
Rodney Smith's Dharma Talks at Seattle Insight Meditation Society
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.
2009-08-05 Once, Long Ago: Awakening (2 of 2) 47:06
Understanding two historic events provides a clear path to awakening.
2009-08-04 Once, Long Ago (1 of 2) 46:43
Making sense of our spiritual journey as we look to two historic events.
2009-08-02 Purgatory 43:33
We arrest our growth by refusing to show up for each moment, despite evidence that there is no other moment to live.
2009-08-01 Wrong Way on a One-Way Road 44:26
We are so conditioned to the idea of self-improvement that we try to navigate our spiritual journey for the best possible result.
2009-07-28 Ten Paramis: Patience (1) 49:07
Patience is not waiting for something to end, but living fully through every event.
In collection: The Ten Paramis
2009-07-14 Ten Paramis: Energy (2) 61:51
Suffering leads either to contraction and further distortion of energy, or connection and release of resistance.
In collection: The Ten Paramis
2009-07-07 Practice Q and A 56:36
Rodney Smith addresses questions on practice with a theme of investigation.
2009-05-26 Ten Paramis: Energy (1) 63:27
Energy is free and open, but the sense-of-self resists that open energy and distorts it towards its needs.</div>
In collection: The Ten Paramis
2009-05-12 Ten Paramis: Wisdom (2) 65:13
The fearlessness of wisdom and the willingness to hold our place on the earth for the learning that comes.
In collection: The Ten Paramis
2009-04-28 Ten Paramis: Wisdom (1) 47:41
How to activate the innate intelligence of presence.
In collection: The Ten Paramis

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