Weekend Retreat with Tempel Smith

When:
June 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
2020-06-14T10:00:00-06:00
2020-06-14T13:00:00-06:00
Where:
BDC ONLINE offering

Meditation as Embodiment of Wisdom and Compassion –
Exploring the Practice of Mindfulness of the Body
with Tempel Smith

Sunday, June 14
10 AM – 1 PM

This weekend will explore how the Buddha’s Mindfulness of the Body meditation practice relates to the emerging field of Somatic Experiencing TM and other somatic/neurological healing practices. Tempel will outline a framework for understanding somatic practice and clarify how practitioners can use mindfulness of body sensations as a practice of Insight Meditation and a source of healing and integration, wisely navigating the terrain of somatic sensations.

 

About Tempel Smith
Tempel Smith began practicing vipassana and metta meditation in 1989 within the Theravada Buddhist tradition at Insight Meditation Society (IMS), and focused early service and activism on nuclear disarmament, environmental protection, and working in crisis shelters for homeless and abused youth. In 1997 he spent a year in Burma as an ordained monk with both Sayadaw U Pandita and Pa Auk Sayadaw, and later practiced in silence for nine months at the IMS. Since 2001 Tempel has begun to teach meditation and Buddhist psychology to a wide variety of people including prisoners, activists, youth, service providers, and those with severe and chronic illnesses. He founded the B.A.S.E. House in San Francisco – a residential community dedicated to living a socially engaged Buddhist life. Tempel spent a year in volunteer service for Zen Hospice, and led the Teen program for Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, California. In 2003 he initiated an international meditation retreat and program for teenagers and young adults. Tempel worked for the Buddhist Peace Fellowship in Berkeley coordinating the B.A.S.E. and Young Adults programs. He completed a four year teacher-training program run by Jack Kornfield at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and IMS. Tempel also leads pilgrimages to Thailand, Burma, and India.