Weekend Retreat with Tempel Smith

Breathing Our Freedom

 with Tempel Smith

“Let’s get out of our heads and into our lived experience in the body, through the doorway of the breath.”
Retreat Information

In a teaching called the Mindfulness of Breathing Discourse (MN 118, Anapanasati Sutta) the Buddha gave one of his most detailed step by step instructions of how to develop meditation practice from simple awareness of breathing in and out, through a deep embodiment and concentration, to the development of liberating insights.  During this weekend we will practice silent sitting and walking meditation throughout the day with some guided meditations, talks on this topic and time for Q&A.

Friday evening, 7 – 9 pm
Saturday, 9:00/9:45 – 5:00pm
Sunday, 9:00/9:45 – 1:00pm

Saturday and Sunday mornings will begin with an optional sitting 9:00 – 9:30 am, Tempel’s teachings and the official start will be at 9:45.

Tempel Smith began practicing meditation in 1989 at Insight Meditation Society (IMS). He has taught meditation and Buddhist psychology since 2001 and is a senior teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, leading retreats and directing their dedicated practitioner program.

Retreat Scholarships

Scholarships may be requested by filling out this form.

Registration Information

Weekend retreats and workshops at the Dharma Center have a 2-part “cost:”  Because the teachings are considered priceless and are to be supported by Dana (a voluntary, anonymous offering of no specified amount) we ask that you consider making a Dana offering to the teacher, in gratitude and support of the teachings – as best fits your circumstances and brings you joy in giving.

Secondly, we ask a sliding-scale registration fee to cover Tempel’s expenses and the cost of putting on the workshop.  Scholarships are always available and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

Please enter the number of people you are registering in the box to the right of the rate you are opting to pay.  If you opt for the Benefactor Rate of $175.00, $50.00 (the amount above the base rate) will be considered a tax-exempt contribution.

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  • Weekend Workshop with Tempel Smith
    June 1, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Weekend Workshop with Tempel Smith
    June 2, 2018
    9:45 am - 5:00 pm
  • Weekend Workshop with Tempel Smith
    June 3, 2018
    9:45 am - 1:00 pm


1019 E Main St, Suite 202, Bozeman, Montana, 59715