ONLINE Offerings by Guest Teacher Tempel Smith

The Four Noble Qualities of the Heart

Wednesdays, May 27 – June 17
7 – 8:30 PM

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

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

June 12- June 14

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.

The Friday night session of this retreat is open to the public freely. You can join by using Zoom meeting number 958-657-6266 or this link: https://zoom.us/j/9586576266. The meeting number for the rest of the retreat is sent in a confirmation email after successfully registering.