The teachings of the Buddha (Dharma), the practice of Insight Meditation and the cultivation of loving kindness (Metta) are at the heart of what is offered in our retreats, courses and groups. Insight Meditation is the practice of developing and cultivating ways of seeing the nature of experience. Through this deep understanding, wisdom and compassion flow naturally, revealing an unconditioned and complete freedom in life and a genuine love for others, for oneself and for all that lives. The cultivation of an attitude of loving-kindness allows us to stay present to what’s true and what’s difficult in our lives with compassion and care for ourselves and others. Ultimately, our relationship to life can be transformed as we learn to live more wisely and kindly.

For more on Insight Meditation see here and this article by Bhante Gunaratana. Also see our Resources for books and audio resources for those new to meditation.

For information on the relationship between Insight Meditation and mindfulness meditation in the context of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) or Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses, see here.