Weekend Retreat with Tempel Smith

June 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Bozeman Dharma Center
1019 E Main St #202
Bozeman, MT 59715

Breathing Our Freedom

Weekend Retreat with 

Tempel Smith

June 1, 2, and 3

 Tempel visits from the San Francisco area where he is a senior teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in the Insight (Vipassana) lineage.  Scroll down for his full bio.

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.

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. Registration for this weekend will open April 1 on the BDC website.



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

Come join us for a weekend of study, discussion and practice.

This weekend is recommended for all levels of mediation experience.
Saturday’s session will include a lunch break mid-day. You may bring your lunch or plan for a quick outing.

This retreat is part of the summer practice period.  For more information about other practice period offerings, click here.

 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.
For more, please access Tempel’s website here.


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