Dave Smith - 1440 Multiversity

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Dave Smith

Buddhist teacher, addiction treatment specialist

Dave Smith is an internationally recognized Buddhist meditation teacher, addiction treatment specialist, and published author. His background is rooted in the Insight Meditation tradition.

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 the Secular Dharma Foundation and lives in Paonia, Colorado with his wife and two sons.

Upcoming Programs

An Awakened and Meaningful Life

March 3 - 8, 2019

Sunday - Friday, 5 nights

Mindfulness has become a buzzword—an internationally popularized tool for self-improvement. But without a specific focus or aim, this practice can be misleading. How do you bypass the hype to cultivate an enduring and purposeful practice? In this 5-day workshop, experienced Buddhist teachers Dave Smith and George Haas show you how best to utilize mindfulness for...

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Previous Programs

Going Against the Stream

October 8 - 13, 2017

Sunday - Friday, 5 nights

The practice of mindfulness has exploded across the global landscape as a tool for stress reduction and self-improvement. Despite the current trends and hype, mindfulness practice can be misleading if it doesn’t have a specific focus or aim. When mindfulness is utilized for the development of emotional and social intelligence, the quality of our lives...