How we approach meditation
Meditation brings a state of simple relaxation combined with focussed alertness. It is a sense of clarity and deep seated inner peace. This state of meditation allows you to explore your inner world. It gives conscious access to otherwise sub-conscious levels of mind.
Meditation enables you to take control of your life while keeping you relaxed. While at ease and at peace with yourself and those around you, meditation provides the means to see through problems and difficulties.
You start to resolve issues within yourself and so improve your relationship with those you love. In the same way, in your meditation you find methods to smooth over issues in career and social spheres.
Anyone, of any age, can meditate and many of us fall into states of meditation at times in our busy lives. Being able to do so at will is a learned skill and the subject of the meditation classes and retreats that we offer.
Meditating entails the development of mindfulness. This will further extend the benefits of meditation into daily experience.
About the Journey
A rich spiritual life is one of joy, even to the point of rapture, of peace, courage and strength. It enriches your quiet moments. Further, it improves interactions with family, friends, lovers, partners and business associates.
About the Teacher
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Buddhist monk, Toby Gillies
Explore both meditation and wisdom
Combining meditation and wisdom we come alive to an everyday realism. We see the world around us and our position in it with great clarity. This improved discernment guides our compassionate engagement. Compassion is no longer the blind interference of the do-gooder. We become effective in producing a benefit.
Meditation and mindfulness become immensely more effective when combined with wisdom. Wisdom arises from an openness to learn from both life experiences and study. Meditation and wisdom contribute to each other.
Buddhist elder monks,
Tibet’s Dalai Lama, Thai Abbot Ajahn Viryananda
The wisdom of listening
The wisdom of thinking
The wisdom of meditation
Elder monk and Preceptor Geshe Thubten Loden