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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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2019-08-06 Skillful Means in Practice 50:05
Asking the questions: What is this? How is this? What does this need? - Inspired by Ajahn Succitto
Waking up to Wisdom through the Foundations of Mindfulness
2019-08-05 Metta Vipassana 50:21
Developing metta as the anchor into investigating the 3 characteristics.
Waking up to Wisdom through the Foundations of Mindfulness
2019-08-05 Brahma Vihara Heart 59:10
Reflections and overview of the 4 qualities of Metta.
Waking up to Wisdom through the Foundations of Mindfulness
2019-08-04 Mindfulness of Mind 55:11
Overview of Instruction on recognizing the presence and absence of mental states. A primary focus on greed, hatred and delusion.
Waking up to Wisdom through the Foundations of Mindfulness
2019-08-03 Samma Ditthi - Right View 55:31
Understanding view as the beginning and end of the path.
Waking up to Wisdom through the Foundations of Mindfulness
2019-08-03 Practicing Forgiveness 58:03
Dharma talk followed by guided meditation. Using forgiveness as a letting go of moment to moment experience.
Waking up to Wisdom through the Foundations of Mindfulness
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

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