Dave Smith July Class Series

Mindfulness, Emotions and Buddhist Psychology

Integrating Western and Eastern Wisdom Traditions

Two Wednesdays: July 8 and 15

7 – 9 PM Mountain Time

ONLINE with Dave Smith

Class Description

The Buddhist tradition has no word or translation for the term, emotion. Paradoxically, modern science and psychology have no definition for the term, mind. Mindfulness practices are shaping the landscape of modern mental health by steering people to the inner life, pointing to a drastic need to understand and heal emotional and mental suffering.

Our emotions can lead us to our greatest joys and most painful sorrows. In their most creative capacity, they are guides pointing us towards who we truly are and what is most meaningful in our lives. At their most destructive, we are tangled in up them. Lost in the grip of anger, sadness, fear, or overwhelm. This suffering is something we have all felt, but we can create more space, choice, and ease in the face of it. We all have emotions that we would prefer to not feel. Sadness, shame, loneliness and anger perhaps top the list for many of us.

By employing the direct applications of mindfulness, we can gain better access into the nature of our emotions, and most importantly begin to establish a kind and cooperative attitude towards emotions.

During this workshop participants will build conceptual knowledge of Buddhist psychology, understand the science of emotions, and recognize and work with emotional triggers through the development of Mindfulness.

Anyone is invited to attend regardless of practice experience. This class is appropriate for beginners or experienced meditators.

These sessions may be recorded. Links to any recordings will be sent to registered participants.

About Dave Smith

Dave Smith is an internationally recognized Buddhist meditation teacher, addiction treatment specialist, and published author. His background is rooted in the Insight Meditation tradition and he was empowered to teach through the Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society. He has extensive experience bringing meditative interventions into jails, prisons, youth detention centers and addiction treatment facilities. Dave teaches residential meditation retreats and classes, provides trainings and consulting in both secular and Buddhist contexts, and works with students through his meditation mentoring program. He recently founded Secular Dharma Foudation and lives in Paonia, Colorado. You can learn more about Dave from his website, here.


Registration Information

As this is an online event, dana (donations) for the teacher will not be collected separately.  Please factor in the dana you would like to offer Dave in the registration fee you select. We will provide dana to Dave from the collected registration income.

Please enter the number of people you are registering in the box to the right of the rate you are opting to pay.  If you opt for the Benefactor Rate, the amount above the registration rate will be considered a tax-exempt contribution.

Note that there is a single session option if you can only attend one class.  Other rates are for the entire class series.

Refunds will not be given for cancellations.

Click on the details for more information about the ticket options. You will receive the Zoom meeting information in your registration confirmation email after your registration has successfully completed.

Details Price Qty
Registration Rateshow details + $45.00 (USD)  
Benefactor Rateshow details + $60.00 (USD)  
Scholarship Rateshow details + $20.00 (USD)  
Single Sessionshow details + $15.00 (USD)  
Essential Services & COVID Hardship Rateshow details + $0.00 (USD)  

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  • Mindfulness, Emotions & Buddhist Psychology
    July 15, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    - Please note: Times listed are US Mountain Time.



All times listed are for US Mountain Time.