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.
2009-04-14 Ten Paramis: Renunciation (2) 54:44
Renunciation is releasing what is not true and no longer needed.
In collection: The Ten Paramis
2009-03-24 Ten Paramis: Renunciation (1) 57:49
Pausing to see what is important, and appreciating the space the pause offers.
In collection: The Ten Paramis
2009-03-10 Ten Paramis: Virtue (2) 64:04
Understanding why we contract and the limitation of that perception. Are we broken and need to be fixed?
In collection: The Ten Paramis
2009-02-24 Ten Paramis: Virtue (1) 58:46
Virtuous behavior comes spontaneously with interconnectedness. When we see from oneness, there is no impulse to hurt.
In collection: The Ten Paramis
2009-02-21 What the Body Knows 39:57
2009-02-10 Ten Paramis: Generosity (2) 56:24
Generosity and total self-acceptance. We will not explore the causes of selfishness until we are generous with ourselves.
In collection: The Ten Paramis
2009-01-27 Ten Paramis: Generosity (1) 45:46
The power of generosity and how to access it by releasing what obscures it. The talk explores the difference between generosity and resentment.
In collection: The Ten Paramis
2009-01-27 The Ten Paramis 18:39:06
The Ten Paramis, or the ten perfections, are the ten qualities of character that can be developed to support the path of awakening. The Paramis can be seen as attributes of awareness itself and also as cultivated states that will enhance our lives. (Two talks given on each Parami.)
2009-01-20 Practice Q and A 58:13
2009-01-13 The Gift of Blamelessness 47:59

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