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 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 training and consulting in both secular and Buddhist contexts, and works with students through his meditation mentoring program. He speaks nationally at behavioral health conferences as an advocate for the implementation of Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence skills into fields the of mental and behavioral health, substance abuse, and education. Dave is a recent graduate from the Cultivating Emotional Balance, (CEB) North America Teacher Training Program. He recently founded the Secular Dharma Foundation and lives in Paonia, Colorado.