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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.
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2000-04-03 The Eightfold Path 5: Wise Livelihood 43:15
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Explaining why we fear death and introducing the Maranasati Sutta.
In collection: Contemplation Of Death And Dying

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