The verses of the "Satipathanna" of Buddha and the "Raja Yoga Sutras" of Patanjali are universally recognized as landmarks of the meditation tradition. More recent masters such as Vivekananda, Ramana Maharshi, Aurobindo, and Krishnamurti from India, Goenka from Burma, Suzuki from Japan and many others made meditation relevant to Western culture.
Introduction to Meditation Courses
We conduct month-long introductory courses in mindfulness which bring together the insights provided by the buddhist spiritual traditions with those of modern life. The teacher is Kate Fitzroy
Meditation is an extraordinarily powerful tool for physical and mental tranquility as well as for personal and spiritual growth. Meditation developed during the Upanisadic period (circa 500 B.C.E.) and flourished with the advent of Buddhism in India. Today meditation continues to have relevance for an ever-increasing number of people.
Meditaion has received a great of interest for its health benefits. Some of these results have been well researched for specific effects. Many of the benefits are more general in terms of quality of life experience and attitudinal changes leading to greater self-acceptance.
"The mind is its own place, and in itself
Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n"