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Rodney Smith's Dharma Talks
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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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.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society
1998-03-24 The Way Things Are 47:08
To pierce the movements of the mind leads to seeing clearly.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
1998-02-23 Essential Elemetns Of Formless Practice: Finding Our Passion 31:00
Awareness is a natural by-product of our interests. We discover meditation when we uncover our interests.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
In collection: Essential Elements Of Formless Practice
1998-02-16 Essential Elements Of Formless Practice: Right Attitude 46:18
The perpetuation of the new view of reality comes from maintaining a learning attitude.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
In collection: Essential Elements Of Formless Practice
1998-02-09 Essential Elements Of Formless Practice: Right View 40:26
This talk discusses right view, the essential first step to establishing a meditation practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
In collection: Essential Elements Of Formless Practice
1998-02-02 Essential Elements Of Formless Practice: An Overview 41:15
This talk gives an overview of the three essential qualities necessary to carry on our practice outside of a retreat setting.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
In collection: Essential Elements Of Formless Practice
1998-02-02 Essential Elements Of Formless Practice 2:39:01
Discovering what is necessary to continue practice in daily life.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
1998-01-06 The Essential Elements Of Formless Practice 42:15
Bringing it all back home after a retreat.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
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.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society
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.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society
In collection: Contemplation Of Death And Dying

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