“If you’re invested in security and certainty,
you are on the wrong planet.” 
– Pema Chödrön


The Five Faculties – Kevin Martin

Apr 18, 2021

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Tempel Smith has been practicing Insight and Metta meditation since 1989, including a year as a fully ordained monk in Burma. He is the founder of BASE (Buddhist Alliance for Social Engagement) House, a collective of socially engaged dharma practitioners. In 2003, while directing young adult programs for the Buddhist Peace Fellowship in Oakland, Calif.,Tempel launched the West Coast teen retreat program that has become MAYA (Mindful Awareness for Young Adults). He is in the teacher training program at the Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California and Insight Meditation Society in Massachusetts.

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