Rodney Smith is a retired Insight Meditation Society (IMS) guiding teacher and retired founding and guiding teacher of the Seattle Insight Meditation Society. Rodney spent eight years in Buddhist monastic settings, both at IMS in Massachusetts and several years as a Buddhist monk in Asia. He ordained with Mahasi Sayadaw in Burma then practiced for three years with Ajahn Buddhadassa in Thailand. He disrobed as a monk in 1983 and, after returning to the West, started working in hospice care and teaching vipassana meditation throughout the U.S.
At the end of 2016, Rodney retired from a full-time teaching role after more than 30 years of teaching. He served as a Senior Teacher for IMS and the founding and guiding teacher of Seattle Insight Meditation. 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 Foundations of Mindfulness.
You can find a variety of recordings by Rodney at Dharma Seed.
Events with Rodney Smith
March 27, 2021
The thinning of ourselves begins when we decide to become…