The Dharma of Dependent Origination
* * * The Cause and the Cure of Dukkha * * *
Note: Program application at the very bottom of this page
Dates: Postponed until March, 2014
Description: A small group of 12-16 students will meet twice a week during the three month program to explore the teachings and practices within the the Buddha's Four Noble Truths. We will especially focus on Dependent Origination (The 12 Conditioning Links from Ignorance to Dukkha), and the Path of Liberation.
This Program consists of four daylong retreats, two weekly classes, and meeting privately with the teacher throughout the program. Daylongs from 9:45am-6pm on one Sunday per month, four in total
Sunday classes from 6pm-8pm in Briones
Wednesday classes from 7pm-9pm in Berkeley
Cost: $1,150-$850 sliding scale (work scholarships offered for those with lower incomes, no one turned away for lack of funds)
Prerequisites: At least one silent week-long mindfulness, insight or loving-kindness retreat within the last two years.
For more information please contact Gay Gale at <3MonthIntensive @ 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 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. He also leads pilgrimages to Burma and India.