Rodney Smith

Rodney Smith

Rodney Smith is a retired Insight Meditation Society guiding teacher and retired founding and guiding teacher of the Seattle Insight Meditation Society. A former Buddhist monk and hospice director, he has taught meditation for over 30 years and is the author of Lessons from the Dying; Stepping Out of Self-Deception: The Buddha’s Liberating Teaching of No-Self; Awakening: A Paradigm Shift of the Heart; and Touching the Infinite: A New Perspective on the Buddha’s Four Foundations of Mindfulness (Oct 2017).

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ARTICLES

Suffering and the End of Suffering | An Excerpt from Touching the Infinite

We have excerpted a portion of chapter one entitled, “Suffering and the End of Suffering,” from Touching the Infinite: A New Perspective on the Buddha’s Four Foundations of Mindfulness here. To order the full book, click here. During a question-and-answer period after a meditation...
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Rodney Smith on What it Means to Awaken

An Interview with Rodney Smith, author of Awakening: A Paradigm Shift of the Heart Shambhala: In your new book you take on the possibly daunting task of describing what enlightenment is and how it happens. To what extent can it even be described? Rodney Smith: I think the words used to...
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EVENTS

Shifts in Identity with Rodney Smith

January 19–20, 2019 | 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. | Seattle, wa

The spiritual journey has to do with identity, our sense and feel of what we are. Most of us in the beginning choose to deepen our identity through spiritual practice by focusing on areas of ourselves that need improvement. But eventually the true trajectory of the spiritual journey is to question...