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Tempel Smith's Dharma Talks
Tempel Smith
Tempel Smith spent a year ordained as a monk in Burma and teaches Buddhist psychology and social activism in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is currently part of the IMS/Spirit Rock Teacher Training Program.
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2018-08-10 Day Four, Guided Kindness Meditation-Forgiveness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 47:48
With the practice of Forgiveness Meditation, we release our hearts from the pain of resentment without losing a healthy sense of boundaries or accountability.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight for Young Adults
2018-08-09 Beginning Insights of Vipassana Meditation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 61:06
After even a few days of insight meditation, we can begin to see clearly that thoughts are only concepts in the present. We can also see the impermanent and ever changing conditional nature of all of our experiences.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight for Young Adults
2018-07-16 Developing Inner Sanctuary (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 61:35
Through difficult experiencing in practice and in times of easy, loving-kindness meditation purifies and heals the heart, opening us up to inner sanctuary. This ripening of loving kindness sanctuary is the taste of meditative samadhi.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center July Metta
2018-07-07 Dependent Origination: The Full Teachings of the Buddha - Day 3 6:34:20
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2018-07-06 Dependent Origination: The Full Teachings of the Buddha - Day 2 7:05:37
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2018-07-05 Dependent Origination: The Full Teachings of the Buddha - Day 1 7:04:33
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2017-08-10 Becoming Mindful of Thought (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 61:54
Most people are lost in thought, mesmerized by thought, experiencing the content of thought as real events. With the practice of mindfulness we can first learn to turn away from the dominance of thought, and then bring awareness to the direct experience of thinking as a present time experience.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Retreat for Young Adults
2017-07-12 Developing The Love of Equanimity (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 59:46
The Fourth Brahma Vihara--Upekkha/Equanimity--is a tender, steady love that rest peacefully in the truth of how things are. This expression of love grows out of wisdom and lots of perspective.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center July Metta
2017-07-11 Day 6: Sit with Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 53:59
Spirit Rock Meditation Center July Metta
2017-07-10 Developing Samadhi/Concentration with Metta (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 63:18
There are many beautiful reasons to develop loving-kindness meditation and one of them is deeper samadhi/concnetration. By developing the Five Jhana Factors in Metta meditation we can come to know wholeness and focus within our own hearts, minds and bodies.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center July Metta

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