* * * Living with the Body * * *

Intimacy, Steadiness and Wisdom from the 1st Foundations of Mindfulness


Note: To apply see the very bottom of this web page.

Program Dates: Sundays Sept 15th to Dec 1st, 2024
Day Retreats: Sundays from 9:50am-5:30pm on Sept 10th, Oct 6th, Nov 3th, and Dec 1st
Wednesday Weekly Zoom Classes: 6:30pm-8:30pm Pacific Time

Description: A small group of 18-20 experienced students will meet once per week during a 12-week program. We will follow the Buddha's teachings on the 1st Foundations of Mindfulness with an emphasis on body based samadhi and insight practices.

Together we create a courageous practice period in the middle of our daily routines. With the support of the group and teachers, we explore the open, grounded and wise heart in what it truly means to have a human animal body.

This Program consists of four daylong retreats, weekly classes, and up to four private meetings with the teachers during the program. All times listed are for the pacific time zone.
Cost: $950-$800 sliding scale. Donation based and scholarships offered for those with lower incomes.
Prerequisites: At least three silent residential week-long mindfulness, insight or loving-kindness retreats within the last five years.

For more information please contact our registrar email: tempel108 [at] gmail.com


Tempel Smith began practicing intensive Insight and Metta retreats in 1989 under the guidance of Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein and Michele McDonald. He spent a year as a monk in Myanmar with Sayadaw U Pandita and Pa Auk Sayadaw, and has been teaching since 1997. He is the founder of BASE House, a collective of Buddhist activists and service providers. Tempel is on the Guiding Teachers Council at Spirit Rock, and leads the SRMC Dedicated Practitioner Program (DPP).


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