Buddhist Psychology Workshop

A Half Day with Dave Smith

Saturday December 12

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Santa Monica


Without a doubt, the English language is rich, descriptive and precise in many ways. This is particularly true when it comes to explaining the elements of the material world. However, it remains fairly clumsy when it comes to describing the process and the mechanics of the inner life. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why there is no common ground among conversations pertaining to meditation, psychology, consciousness and the growing field of secular mindfulness. As we are now beginning to understand the inner workings of the mind-body process thru cognitive and neuro-science it can be fascinating to see that a detailed and highly developed map of the mind-body system had been constructed by the Buddha and his students over 2500 years ago.

“How can we use this detailed “Dharma map” to end our mental and emotional suffering here in 2015?”

Come and find out!

This class will be appropriate for anyone who is interested. There will be a detailed handout; including educational diagrams, take home tools, Q&A, and even some meditation.


COST: Sliding scale $20 – $60, there will also be an opportunity to offer dana to the teacher. Work Scholarships will be available, no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

Dave Smith is a Buddhist meditation teacher, addiction treatment specialist, experienced speaker, and published author. Dave is trained to teach Buddhist meditation by Noah Levine. As a long-time Buddhist practitioner and recovering addict, Dave has been working closely with recovering addicts for over six years. He has extensive experience bringing meditative interventions into jails, prisons, youth detention centers and addiction treatment facilities. He is the founder of the Against the Stream Nashville Meditation Center and teaches over 300 meditation classes and workshops a year. Dave recently relocated to Los Angeles.

This Workshop will be held at 1001a Colorado Ave., Santa Monica