* * * Daily Anapanasati * * *

Breathing for Calm, Wholeness and Focus

Note: Waitlist Only To apply for the waitlist see the very bottom of this web page.

Dates: Sunday, October 11th to Sunday, December 20th, 2020

Description: A small group of 16 experienced students will meet once a week during the 10-week program. We will follow the Buddha's teaching on the 16 steps of mindfulness of breathing for embodiment, calm, the expereince of wholeness and steady focus in daily life.

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 teachers, and the Buddha's teachings we can all take a further step more fully into the noble eight-fold way. With a program like this we discover our home lives can be a place of cultivating the greater freedom and ease of the 3rd noble truth - the end of dukkha.

This Program consists of four daylong retreats, weekly classes, and up to four private meetings with the teachers during the program. All times listed in the program are for the pacific time zone and all parts of the class will be online.
Day Retreats Sundays from 9:50am-5:30pm on Oct 11th, Nov 1st, Nov 22th, and Dec 20th
Thursday classes from 4:30pm-6:30pm
Cost: $950-$750 sliding scale. Work exchange and scholarships offered for those with lower incomes.
Prerequisites: At least three silent week-long mindfulness, insight or loving-kindness retreats within the last five years.

For more information please contact our registrar at tempeldpp [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 Teachers Council at Spirit Rock, and leads the SRMC Dedicated Practitioner Program (DPP).

Kristina Bare has practiced Vipassana meditation in the Mahasi Sayadaw tradition for the last 12 years. In 2019-20 she spend altogether 3.5 months in silent retreat practice at the Forest Refuge and then another 3 months in self-retreat under the guidance of her teacher Marcia Rose. Through 2019-20 she primarily practiced in the Pa Auk Sayadaw tradition with a focus on Anapanasati and the Brahma Viharas.