the way of Silent Mind-Open Heart  



We often come to meditation or to spiritual practice because we are not satisfied with our lives. For some, this lack of satisfaction may be experienced as an uneasiness with life. For others, it may be experienced as intense suffering.

The way of Silent Mind-Open Heart is dedicated to offering practices that lead to freedom from this lack of satisfaction.

    Sukhothai-style Buddha statue  

 Through practice, we can come to know the actions and patterns of mind and heart that keep us bound in this lack of satisfaction.

 Through practice, we can cultivate wisdom and the skillful emotions of boundless friendliness, compassion, empathetic joy and equanimity.

 Through practice, we can come to know the clarity and spacious peace of the silent mind and the goodwill and compassion of the open heart.

 Through practice, we can find a way to live with ease, contentment and kindness.

 The way of Silent Mind-Open Heart relies primarily on the teachings of the Buddha as presented in the Theravada Buddhist tradition. At the heart of this tradition is the practice of vipassana or insight meditation. These practices have been used for over 2500 years to help people live with ease.

 It is our sincere wish that these practices will lead you to contentment, compassion and joy in your own life.


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