* * * The Heart of Wisdom * * *
Using Mindfulness of Breathing to develop Calm, Self-Kindness, Concentration and Liberating Insights
"Just as in the last month of the hot season, when a mass of dust and dirt has swirled up, a great rain cloud out of season disperses it and quells it on the spot, so too samadhi developed by mindfulness of breathing is peaceful and sublime, an ambrosial pleasant dwelling, and it disperses and quells on the spot unwholesome states whenever they arise"Note: Currently the Spring Intensive is open for applications (see the very bottom of this page).
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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).