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For nearly 30 years, Dave Smith has held a practice rooted in the Insight Meditation (Vipassana) tradition. He was empowered to teach through the Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society, is a certified teacher for Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) which is combines contemporary emotion based scientific research with contemplative practices and psychology drawn from Buddhism and has studied Buddhist psychology at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies (BCBS).
Dave teaches residential meditation retreats, weekly live dharma classes, online courses, and workshops. He has developed educational tools and resources, including mindfulness and emotional skills trainings, in both secular and Buddhist contexts. Dave also works with students 1:1 through his dharma mentoring program.
In 2016 he founded the Secular Dharma Foundation to foster the advancement of emotional and psychological well-being through the education and integration of mindfulness, psychology, and various therapeutic modalities. Dave has brought dharma and meditative interventions into a variety of settings including jails, prisons, youth detention centers and addiction treatment facilities. Dave lives in rural Colorado with his wife and two sons.
Mind: guided practice
This practice accompanies the talk "MIND".
What is the mind? How does it work? What are its universal factors and functions? To find out more and get down to it, consider joining our practice community - Dharma/Live Online https://courses.seculardharmafoundation.com/courses/61/about
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Citta and mind
Yes, one more time. https://www.davesmithdharma.com/
training attention: cultivation 101
the training of attention: https://www.davesmithdharma.com/
The 3rd Great Effort
the 3rd great effort. To develop construction/wholesome mental states: https://www.davesmithdharma.com/
sati and mindfulness
sati is the OG term for mindfulness. Here are some thoughts on the matter:https://www.davesmithdharma.com/
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.
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.
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 🙏