Lama Scott Dashon Smith


Dashon joined the Awakened Heart Sangha in 2002. 

He lived and worked at the Hermitage for 8 years. He has completed 3 years of  solitary retreat and accepted an invitation from the Shrimalagana to step into the role of Dharma Director of the Sangha.

He is active as a Discovering the Heart of Buddhism and Trusting the Heart of Buddhism mentor as well as leading the Insight into Emptiness area of the Living the Awakened Heart training.

His background is in acting and creative education. He has an interest in studying the early Buddhist sources and Pali language as well as the Mahayana Sutras.