Online Weekend Retreat with Tempel Smith

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

with Tempel Smith

June 12- June 14

Retreat Description

This weekend will explore how the Buddha’s Mindfulness of the Body meditation practice relates to the emerging field of Somatic Experiencing™ 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.


Friday eve, June 12: 7 – 9 PM (Open to the public: To join this talk, please use meeting number 958-657-6266 or this link:

Saturday, June 13: 10 AM – 5 PM (lunch break 12:30 – 2 PM)
Sunday, June 14: 10 AM – 1 PM
(Zoom meeting information for Saturday and Sunday will be received in your  registration confirmation email.)

About Tempel Smith

Tempel Smith began practicing vipassana and metta meditation in 1989 within the Theravada Buddhist tradition at Insight Meditation Society (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.


If you need financial assistance beyond the scholarship rate, please email

Cancellation Policy
  • Cancelling more than two weeks from start of retreat: Full refund
  • Cancelling 1-2 weeks from retreat start: 50% refund
  • Cancelling less than 1 week from retreat start: 30% refund
  • Cancelling on Friday or Saturday of retreat: No refund, but please let us know
  • If you need to cancel, please email:
  • Extenuating circumstances pertaining to cancellation (including accident and illness) will be considered on a case-by- case basis
  • If you do have to cancel, you have the option to donate your partial or entire registration fee to the BDC scholarship fund. This would be much appreciated and help us make sure no one is turned away from BDC retreats due to lack of funds.
Registration Information

As this is an online event, dana for the teacher will not be collected separately.  Please factor in the dana you would like to offer Tempel in the registration fee you select. We will provide dana to Tempel from the collected registration income.

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, the amount above the registration rate will be considered a tax-exempt contribution.

Click on the details for more information about the ticket options. You will receive the Zoom meeting information for Saturday and Sunday in a separate email when your registration has successfully completed.

Details Price Qty
Registration Rateshow details + $150.00 (USD)  
Benefactor Rateshow details + $200.00 (USD)  
Scholarship Rateshow details + $75.00 (USD)  
Essential Services Rateshow details + $0.00 (USD)  

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  • Mindfulness of the Body
    June 12, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    - Note that times are listed for the Mountain Time Zone.
  • Mindfulness of the Body
    June 13, 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - Note that times are listed for the Mountain Time Zone.
  • Mindfulness of the Body
    June 14, 2020
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    - Note that times are listed for the Mountain Time Zone.