A national treasure
These podcasts are a part of a growing library of Dharma talk recordings that are the single most valuable spoken-word recordings I have ever heard. (The full set is available at seattleinsight.org, including a six-class beginning meditation series.) Of course, I'm a biased reviewer--these talks happen to speak to my heart and to motivate my daily practice: they may not speak to yours. The guiding teacher, Rodney Smith, was a Buddhist monk and then a hospice social worker before becoming a full-time dana-supported Dharma teacher. He is committed to extending the authentic practice of Buddhism beyond the monasteries and into everyday life--what he terms 'Urban Buddhism.' His style is direct, sincere, impassioned and so entirely without style or artifice or adornment that when I first heard him speak at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, I dismissed him in my mind. Then I noticed that his talks moved my practice and my life in ways that the fancier stuff did not. Maybe it'll be that way for you, too.
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