“As a water bead on a lotus leaf, as water on a red lily, does not adhere, so the sage does not adhere to the seen, the heard, or the sensed.”

The Buddha

“If we try to practice meditation without the foundation of goodwill, it is like trying to row across a river without first untying the boat; our efforts, no matter how strenuous, will not bear fruit.

Joseph Goldstein

“We will develop and cultivate the liberation of mind by lovingkindness, make it our vehicle, make it our basis, stabilize it, exercise ourselves in it, and fully perfect it.”

The Buddha

“A mind unruffled by the vagaries of fortune, from sorrow freed, from disturbing emotions cleansed, from fear liberated — this is the greatest blessing.”

The Buddha

“The key to maintaining your inspiration in the day-to-day work of meditation practice is to approach it as play—a happy opportunity to master practical skills, to raise questions, experiment, and explore.”

Thanissaro Bhikkhu

"Seek the wisdom that will untie your knot. Seek the path that demands your whole being."

~ Rumi

Our Mission Statement

The world today desperately needs a path of practical wisdom. To lead more fulfilling lives, we need to find deeper meaning and ease, what the ancient Greeks called eudaimonia. Despite having access at our fingertips to more knowledge than ever before, wisdom and well-being have gone missing in action. This website offers personal insights into the early Buddhist teachings as a source of practical wisdom and happiness anyone can follow no matter how busy and chaotic their lives seem.