The Dharma of the Ten Perfections
* * * Awakening Strength and Kindness * * *
Note: Program application at the very bottom of this page
Dates: Sunday, March 10th to Sunday, June 2nd, 2013
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 Buddha's Four Noble Truths. We will especially focus on the Ten Perfections (Generosity, Ethics, Release, Wisdom, Courage, Patience, Honesty, Determination, Kindness, and Equanimity), and the inner strength they bring to the Path of Freedom.
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 Sundays March 10th, April 7th, May 5th and June 2nd
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 year.
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.