Special Offerings from our Teacher-in-Residence
Tempel Smith

May 16 – June 23

An Evening with Tempel Smith
Thursday, May 16; 7 – 8:30 PM

The community is welcome to join the Insight sangha in welcoming Tempel. He will share personal experiences of his journey to and through the Dharma, taking questions and offering his advice for navigating the spiritual path.

An evening with MindSpace
May 26; 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Open to adults ages ~18 – 32.

The Four Noble Truths & the Three Teachings
Two Wednesdays, May 29 & June 5; 7 – 9 PM

This two-session class will outline the heart of the Buddha’s core teachings…
The Buddha’s Four Noble Truths outline a way of understanding the human predicament and a course of action for living well within it. Tempel will bring this perennial teaching alive, reminding us of why the essentials of the practice remain fundamental, relevant and inspiring throughout the arc of the spiritual journey.

All are welcome, appropriate for all levels of meditation experience. Prior registration is requested so that we may gauge class size and prepare materials.

Developing Our Hearts for Challenging Times– Weekend Retreat
June 7 – 9

The wisdom and teachings of the Buddha offer timeless resources for navigating difficult circumstances of our lives, both personal and societal. This non-residential weekend will teach the essential practices of the Buddhist path as valuable and supportive tools for working with challenging conditions. Designed for both beginners and experienced practitioners, this retreat will provide opportunities to deepen your meditation practice and develop qualities of insight and equanimity to bring to life’s most demanding situations.

Field Trip to the Garden of 1000 Buddhas in Arlee
Saturday, June 15

Meet at the Garden entrance at 2 pm. We will stroll the garden, share some quiet contemplative time there until about 4:30. Then there may be an optional outing to dinner together in Missoula.

Body-Based Meditations
Wednesday, June 19; 7 – 9 PM

This evening 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.

All are welcome, appropriate for all levels of meditation experience.
Prior registration is requested so that we may gauge class size. Offered for a suggested, sliding scale contribution.

An evening with MindSpace
June 23; 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Open to adults ages ~18 – 32.

Programs offered in our region

Visit to the Butte Sangha
June 16; 10:00 AM – Noon

The group meets at 14 S Dakota St.

Daylong retreat in Jackson, WY
Saturday, June 1; 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Daylong retreat in Red Lodge
Saturday, June 22; 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion