Our mission is to help people free their hearts and minds from stress and experience the freedom of the Buddha’s awakening. We do this through our centers for the learning and formal practice of Buddhist insight meditation.
At our centers—led by ordained Buddhist monastics and experienced lay teachers—we emphasize the importance of developing a meditation or mindfulness practice that permeates one’s daily life. Accordingly, we teach a tradition of Buddhist insight meditation that does not require the body to be still, or the eyes closed so that it can be practiced at any time and in any situation (Mahasati Meditation). We also actively reach out to the non-Buddhist community with nonsectarian mindfulness offerings in our effort to help as many people as possible have more peace and happiness in their daily lives.
In addition to providing physical centers for our local communities, we serve as an international resource for those interested in our practice by offering on-site and off-site residential retreats and online offerings.
In pursuit of our mission, we uphold the following core values: