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Buddha's 3 essential skills


Hone the ability to center your mind on positive states or vital tasks and stay there with ease


Sharpen the awareness of your attention as it moves from one thought to another

Right Effort (6Rs)

Rescue & redirect your attention from distractions or mental spiralling

Continued growth beyond the retreat

Personalized guidance

Continued 1-1 support from your guide

Habit-building support

Meditation and mindful living practices

Community connection

Group meditations and experience sharing

Application workshops

Dealing with specific life issues

Enjoying Sunset

What the Buddha discovered, and why it matters today?

Two and a half millennia ago, a young prince left his kingdom to seek the end of human suffering. Blessed with near-infinite determination, Siddhartha Gautama exhausted all the wisdom and practices available in that era, subjecting himself to extreme austerities and pushing himself to the brink of expiration.

With the very last shreds of his determination, he finally awakened to the Truths of Suffering, its Origin, and its Cessation.

The Buddha realized that dissatisfaction arises from the way we interact with reality, and this is a result of three things - our attention, our habitual patterns and the way we interpret and ascribe meaning to life events.

The Buddha identified specific mental skills required for developing a resilient and wise mind. He also understood that a common person would struggle to follow the path of strenuous exploration that he had himself tread.

With the wisdom he had now gathered, he developed a simple, joyful and enriching path - the Noble Eightfold Path - for those interested in ending suffering in their own lives.

Human society, technology and the environment may have changed drastically, but our minds and bodies rely on the same mechanisms to make sense of the world around us and experience life across a wide spectrum of emotions. The Buddha's teachings have been found to be as effective for people living in the modern world as they were for the people in his own time.

Samatha Vipassana Meditation Practice

The Samatha Vipassana Meditation or the Tranquil Wisdom (Samatha) Insight (Vipassana) Meditation (TWIM), is a technique based on the earliest teachings of the Buddha; developed by the Ven. Bhante Vimalaramsi, as presented in the Majjhima Nikaya (or the Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha).

This practice looks at three aspects (that encapsulate the Noble Eightfold path):

  • Building your understanding of how the mind works, and how the quality of human experience emerges from this

  • Building the mental skills required for self-investigation of the mind and modification of habitual patterns of thinking and action, so that you can convert everyday dissatisfaction into moments of insight and joy.

  • A framework to use those skills to design wholesome changes in your life

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