The Four Noble Qualities of the Heart

Online Course with Tempel Smith

Wednesdays, May 27 – June 17
7 – 8:30 PM (Mountain Time)

Class Description

The Buddha taught four limitless expressions of a free heart called the Brahma Viharas: loving-kindness, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity. These warm, clear, and expansive qualities of heart are natural fruits of the practice and tastes of freedom and awakening. Within these four Brahma Viharas are many other beautiful tones of heart such as gratitude, forgiveness, loyalty, generosity, etc. We will practice and develop one Brahma Vihara per week.

May 27: Loving-Kindness – Metta
June 3: Compassion – Karuna
June 10: Empathetic Joy – Mudita
June 17: Equanimity – Upekkha

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

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 Temlpel 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.

Note that there is a single session option if you can only attend one class.  Other rates are for the entire class series.

Refunds will not be given for cancellations.

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

Details Price Qty
Registration Rateshow details + $60.00 (USD)  
Benefactor Rateshow details + $80.00 (USD)  
Scholarship Rateshow details + $40.00 (USD)  
Single Sessionshow details + $15.00 (USD)  

Online event registration and ticketing powered by Event Espresso

  • Qualities of the Heart
    June 10, 2020
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    - Note that times are listed for the Mountain Time Zone.
  • Qualities of the Heart
    June 17, 2020
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    - Note that times are listed for the Mountain Time Zone.