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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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2013-02-12 Contentment with Pleasure and Pain 56:23
The mental Factor of Vedana (pleasure, pain and neutrality) arises in every moment. Through the practice of Mindfulness we can separate our deep sense of contentment no matter the pleasure or pain aspect of experience.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Insight Meditation - 1 Month Retreat
2013-02-10 Brahma Viharas 64:25
Benefactor, Self, Friend
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Insight Meditation - 1 Month Retreat
2013-02-07 Morning Instructions 16:35
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Insight Meditation - 1 Month Retreat
2013-02-06 The Five Hindrances 61:05
The hindrances arise naturally within our practice. Developing mindfulness while the hindrances are present both brings in wisdom and transforms the underlying conditions.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Insight Meditation - 1 Month Retreat
2012-12-08 The Wise Heart 46:15
There is no greater gift then a heart that has been set free of its patterns that cause suffering.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Weekend Retreat
2012-08-20 How Samadhi Supports Insight 62:05
In both the development of Samadhi and the turning toward Insight, wisdom develops to help free the heart and mind.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat
2012-08-18 Morning Instructions: Day Five 55:41
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat
2012-08-16 Deepening Concentration Through Contentment 60:48
Through developing the jhana factors of piti, sukha and ekaggata (delight, contentment and one-pointedness) we can open a deeper ability to absorb with our breath.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat
2012-08-14 Morning Instructions Day One 61:10
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat
2012-08-08 Morning Instructions, 2nd Day Primary and Secondary Objects 39:02
Using the breath as an anchor or primary object, we can visit other experiences arising in the present moment.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Retreat for Young Adults

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