Doug Smith

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Additional videos: regular Patreon-only videos where I answer your questions, discuss "behind the scenes" stuff, and try out other fun things like our new book club. I'm aiming for at least once a month on these.

Additional material: occasional posts about material of interest that I find around the web.

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10% off all of my courses over at the Online Dharma Institute. (Just ask me for a coupon code).

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Hi, I'm Doug and thank you for making it this far! I hope you'll join me as we continue along this path to live wiser, kinder, calmer lives. It's easier and so much more rewarding to make progress together.


Why Patreon? YouTube's model is based around "monetizing" videos through third-party advertising. I prefer to leave the ads aside and go a different way. 

Patreon's model fits really well with our practice. In the early texts the Buddha recommended generosity (dāna) as key to both sustaining the teachings and to personal betterment. Patreon helps to facilitate this practice of generosity, so we can work together on the common project of making the world wiser, kinder, and calmer.

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