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As a Dharma teacher, my primary focus of interest has been in early Buddhism. This being the oldest record of what the historic Buddha may have taught. These teachings have been well preserved in a body of text known as the Pali canon, which is the core focus of the Theravada tradition. Within this massive volume of work lies the message that has been left behind for all of us to explore for ourselves. The radical notion that everything that we need to overcome suffering in this lifetime is inside each one of us. The Buddha is said to have taught one thing, suffering and the end of suffering. Dharma practice is a system of living that requires meditative training, ethical and compassionate actions and behaviors, and a wise understanding of the limitations of the human condition. Whether teaching residential retreats, weekly classes, study series or working one-on-one with individuals I provide a Dharmic system that integrates four core components.

1). Mindfulness: the four foundations of mindfulness
2). Dependent origination: Buddhist psychology
3). The four noble truths: the process of awakening
4). Heart practice: the four brahma-viharas (kindness, compassion, appreciation, and equanimity)

Currently, I am pursuing these interests as a practitioner, teacher, mentor and writer. My intention is to continue to provide learning opportunities through online classes and retreats, working with individuals to strengthen their meditative practices and to provide an accurate and pragmatic framework for the Buddha’s Dharma. Please contact me if you are interested in working together in whatever capacity may serve you.
satisila74@gmail.com

I hope to see you on the path.

Dave Smith Dharma dave smith

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 71 Ratings

If you would like to support the work I do, Please consider making a donation.
https://www.paypal.me/satisila

As a Dharma teacher, my primary focus of interest has been in early Buddhism. This being the oldest record of what the historic Buddha may have taught. These teachings have been well preserved in a body of text known as the Pali canon, which is the core focus of the Theravada tradition. Within this massive volume of work lies the message that has been left behind for all of us to explore for ourselves. The radical notion that everything that we need to overcome suffering in this lifetime is inside each one of us. The Buddha is said to have taught one thing, suffering and the end of suffering. Dharma practice is a system of living that requires meditative training, ethical and compassionate actions and behaviors, and a wise understanding of the limitations of the human condition. Whether teaching residential retreats, weekly classes, study series or working one-on-one with individuals I provide a Dharmic system that integrates four core components.

1). Mindfulness: the four foundations of mindfulness
2). Dependent origination: Buddhist psychology
3). The four noble truths: the process of awakening
4). Heart practice: the four brahma-viharas (kindness, compassion, appreciation, and equanimity)

Currently, I am pursuing these interests as a practitioner, teacher, mentor and writer. My intention is to continue to provide learning opportunities through online classes and retreats, working with individuals to strengthen their meditative practices and to provide an accurate and pragmatic framework for the Buddha’s Dharma. Please contact me if you are interested in working together in whatever capacity may serve you.
satisila74@gmail.com

I hope to see you on the path.

    DHARMA LIVE/ONLINE: Weekly Dharma Class !

    DHARMA LIVE/ONLINE: Weekly Dharma Class !

    Sign up NOW: https://courses.seculardharmafoundation.com/courses/61/about
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    Dharma Live/Online is a weekly practice community for those seeking a practical and accurate framework for the teachings of the Dharma. Live ZOOM sessions every Wednesday 7-815pm MST. Session audio will be recorded and uploaded so you can access them later.

    As a participant you will be engaged in practice and study of the core teachings of the Dharma, guided by the teachings found within the earliest Buddhist tradition, preserved within the pages of the Pali Canon. Together, we will practice and develop a Dharma path that can meet the complexity and challenges of the modern world.

    • 1 min
    ABHIDHARMA: Talk

    ABHIDHARMA: Talk

    This rather LONG talk discusses the (19) Beautiful Mental Factors of the Abhidharma. Broken down into 5 categories (thanks to Steve Armstrong). If you enjoy these sessions please consider joining my dharma mentoring program. We have a few spaces left. You can find out more here: https://www.davesmithdharma.com/meditation/mentoring/

    • 2 hr 7 min
    Restraint and Cultivation: talk

    Restraint and Cultivation: talk

    A short talk contrasting the difference between restraint and cultivation as we examine the role of ethics within a dharma practice. Much thanks to the durango dharma center for inviting me to offer this talk.

    • 18 min
    Nibanna: talk

    Nibanna: talk

    4 talks on nibanna, pasted together. Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Citta Vimutti: Guided

    Citta Vimutti: Guided

    The guided practice that accompanies the talk.

    • 30 min
    Citta Vimutti: Talk

    Citta Vimutti: Talk

    This talk on citta vimutta, liberation thru the heart, was given for the Big Heart City Sangha in SF. Big thanks and appreciate to my friend and teacher, Vinny Ferraro for the invitation to teach in his space. https://www.bigheartcity.org/

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

xurantianx ,

Clear, relatable, down to earth Dharma!

Dave has a way of distilling concepts that makes them relatable and applicable to everyday life. It’s been super helpful for me to listen and practice to his guidance and instruction. Definitely recommended to anyone looking for Dharma talks or guided meditations based on the original Buddhist texts.

DrChugClamato ,

Thoughtful, engaging, and refreshing perspective on practice

I love these talks. They aren’t traditional reflections on Buddhist practice—dharma talks that get really professorial or abstract. They’re relatable, but without losing the depth.

In fact, he relates practice to our every day life in ways that have deepened my understanding of meditation and Buddhism.

Mr.Dr.McPickle ,

What a guy

I personally had the opportunity to meet Dave while he was traveling through Durango and taught a Monday class at the Durango Dharma Center. What an enlightening experience 🙏

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