* * * The Heart of Wisdom * * *
Developing Beautiful Qualities of Heart for Liberating Wisdom
Currently the Fall Intensive is open for enrollment. To apply see the very bottom of this page.
Sunday, September 16th to Sunday, December 9th, 2018
A small group of 16 students will meet once a week during the 12-week program. This intensive practice/study period will focus on the teachings and practices of the Brahma Viharas (Heart Qualities).
In these spring and fall intensives we gather to create a courageous practice period in the very middle of our daily lives. With the support of the group, the teacher, and the teachings we can all take a further step more fully into the Buddha's Noble Eight Fold Path.
consists of four daylong retreats, weekly classes,
and up to four private meetings with the teacher during the program.
from 9:45am-6pm on Sundays 9/16, 10/14, 11/4 and 12/9 in the East Bay.
classes from 7pm-9pm in Berkeley
$950-$750 sliding scale (work scholarships offered for those with lower incomes)
At least three silent week-long mindfulness, insight or loving-kindness retreat within the last five years.
For more information please contact our registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Burma 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 Teachers Council at Spirit Rock, and leads the SRMC Dedicated Practitioner Program (DPP).