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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.
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2018-06-08 Metta - Vispanna 45:17
Using metta as an anchor to explore Anicca, Dukkha, Anatta in real-time direct experience.
Mindfulness and Compassion to Awaken the Heart
2018-06-07 A Genuine Happiness 61:13
Using the practice of Dharma to cultivate a balance between worldly hedonic pleasure and inner cultivation.
Mindfulness and Compassion to Awaken the Heart
2018-06-07 Equanimity: Both/And 55:41
Understanding the two faces of equanimity: wisdom and compassion. Brief talk followed by guided practice.
Mindfulness and Compassion to Awaken the Heart
2018-06-06 Cultivating Appreciation and Gratitude - Guided Practice 26:09
The Bramha-Vihara Mudita
Mindfulness and Compassion to Awaken the Heart
2018-06-06 Cultivating Appreciation and Gratitude 23:11
This talk outlines the Bramha-vihara Mudita, offering and overview.
Mindfulness and Compassion to Awaken the Heart
2018-06-05 The Wound that Seeks the Arrow 61:41
The process of Dukkha-Sankhara is defined and explored. Understanding the Bramha-viharas as the vehicle for overcoming woundedness.
Mindfulness and Compassion to Awaken the Heart
2018-06-05 Working with CItta (heart-mind) 56:52
An overview of citta from the early Buddhist tradition and the Abhidharma. The term is defined and explored. Includes guided practice.
Mindfulness and Compassion to Awaken the Heart
2018-06-04 Embodied Metta 52:01
An overview of metta practice followed by a guided practice
Mindfulness and Compassion to Awaken the Heart
2018-06-03 Awakening Intro Complete View 62:40
Using sati; mindfulness to re-organize perception in the service of complete view.
Mindfulness and Compassion to Awaken the Heart
2018-06-03 Practice Fundementals 50:43
Intro to practice, training attention and cultivating awareness.
Mindfulness and Compassion to Awaken the Heart

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