Evening on Cultivation with Dave Smith

Meditation and Cultivation: Living the Good Life

Tuesday February 23
7 – 8:30 PM Mountain Time

ONLINE with Dave Smith

(Please note, this is NOT the standard BDC Zoom number! Please check your email for the Zoom meeting information after you register.)

Workshop Description

Many people are drawn to Buddhism and Dharma practice because they want to learn meditation. Developing the mind through various meditation practices is a large aspect of the Buddhist endeavor, but by no means, is the whole picture. If we are inspired by the teachings of Buddhism we will be better served if we can begin by developing the three trainings: Meditation, Ethics and Wisdom. These are the core practices that underline the development of the eight-fold path, which includes meditation.

The English word meditation is derived from the Latin, mederi, which means to heal, to cure and to care for. The Pali word translated for meditation is, bhavana, which means “to cultivate”.

Growing up in a farming and agrarian culture, the Buddha would have been very aware of the concept of seed and fruit. The term cultivation points to a process that is extremely tangible. It provides a process and an outcome that can be understood, applied and experienced.

During the practice session Dave will offer reflections from the early Buddhist tradition and the teaching on cultivation. This will provide a broader perspective on how we can better understand and embrace Buddhist practice.

About Dave

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. If you wish to provide extra dana, you can do so through our website here. We will make sure he gets those gifts.

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  • Evening with Dave Smith
    February 23, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    - All times listed are in Mountain time zone.



All times listed are for US Mountain Time.