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Dave Smith's Dharma Talks at Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center
Dave Smith
Dave Smith is a Buddhist meditation teacher, addiction treatment specialist, experienced speaker, and published author. He is empowered to teach by Noah Levine of Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society and received training in Buddhist psychology from the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies (BCBS). HE has operated intensive programs and trainings for the Nashville office of the Mind Body Awareness Project (MBA), as well as providing services, workshops and trainings for Refuge Recovery. Dave has extensive experience bringing meditative interventions into jails, prisons, youth detention centers and addiction treatment facilities. He is the guiding teacher of the Against the Stream Nashville Meditation Center and teaches over 300 meditation classes and workshops a year. Dave teaches Buddhist meditation retreats internationally and is an active teacher for Against the Stream throughout the US. He provides direct services for mental health agencies, the public library, and speaks nationally at Addiction and Behavioral Health conferences. Dave recently relocated to Los Angeles.
2017-06-28 Cultivating Equanimity 41:50
Equanimity is the fruition and outcome of met-vipassana. A short talk followed by guided instructions.
Going Against the Stream: Mindfulness and Compassion to Awaken the Heart
2017-06-27 A New Paradigm 57:27
Understanding right view as the doorway into living into your own freedom. Using the analogy of seed to fruit.
Going Against the Stream: Mindfulness and Compassion to Awaken the Heart
2017-06-27 Cultivating Gratitude and Appreciation 44:31
Outlining the role and aim of appreciation and gratitude within meditative practices. A short talk, followed by a guided practice.
Going Against the Stream: Mindfulness and Compassion to Awaken the Heart
2017-06-26 Mindfulness of Mind 46:46
An overview of mindfulness of the mind. Investigating attitude. A short talk followed by a guided meditation.
Going Against the Stream: Mindfulness and Compassion to Awaken the Heart
2017-06-24 Compassion Talk and Guided Practice 54:33
This talk outlines the practice of compassion and the pragmatic styles of development. The talk is followed by a guided practice.
Going Against the Stream: Mindfulness and Compassion to Awaken the Heart
2017-06-23 Awakening Compassion thru the Wisdom of Dissatisfaction 55:23
Understanding the suffering that leads to the end of suffering.
Going Against the Stream: Mindfulness and Compassion to Awaken the Heart

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