Insight Meditation

Through the simple and direct practice of Insight (Vipassana) Meditation, attention is given to our moment to moment experience in a caring and focused way. We learn to touch and connect with ourselves and life with an open, non-judgemental awareness. The practice nurtures calmness of mind and body, and enables us to see our experience more clearly. This clarity frees the mind from negativity, confusion and self- centredness, and leads to wisdom, ease and kindness.
With an enhanced awareness, limiting habits of thinking and acting lose their power, enabling us to participate and respond fully in our lives.
Seeing life as a constantly changing process, we can begin to accept pleasure and pain, fear and joy, and all aspects of life with increasing equanimity and balance. We learn to live with more harmony within the currents of life, reducing tension and anxiety, and allowing freedom and peace to emerge.
This practice originates in the teachings of the Buddha and is non-sectarian, open to all, of any religion or none. No acceptance of any belief system is required. Rather the practice emphasizes learning through our own direct experience.