IMS Teacher

Rodney Smith

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Abiding with Creation

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IMS Teacher

Rodney Smith

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Abiding with Creation

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Rodney Smith spent eight years in Buddhist monastic settings, both at the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Massachusetts and several years as a Buddhist monk in Asia. He ordained with Mahasi Sayadaw in Burma and practiced for three years with Ajahn Buddhadassa in Thailand. He disrobed as a monk in 1983 and, after returning to the West, worked both in hospice care and taught vipassana meditation throughout the U.S. His teaching style is direct and undeviating, emphasizing the immediacy of awakening and the embodiment of awakened values.

At the end of 2016 after more than 30 years, Rodney retired from full-time teaching. He served as a Guiding Teacher for IMS and the Founding and Guiding teacher of Seattle Insight Meditation Society. He is author of the books 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 Foundation of Mindfulness. 

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Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Seattle, WA

(206) 659-5546
email: calendar@seattleinsight.org
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Still Meadow Conference & Retreat Center

16561 SE Marna Road
Damascus, Oregon 97089
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Featured Books

Touching the Infinite: A New Perspective on the Buddha’s Four Foundations of Mindfulness
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Lessons from the Dying
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Awakening: A Paradigm Shift of the Heart
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Stepping Out of Self-Deception: The Buddha's Liberating Teaching of No-Self
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Live the change that is.

Rodney Smith