Since the time of the Buddha, many traditions of Buddhism have developed. The aim of each has been to express the essence of the Buddha’s teaching in a manner appropriate to the time and culture. We follow the tradition of Serene Reflection Meditation, which developed in China and Japan as Soto Zen .
Through simply “sitting still” with an open, alert and bright mind, neither suppressing nor indulging the thoughts and feelings that arise, we can learn how to accept ourself and the world as it is. Profound transformation becomes possible once we see things as they really are.
When we realize our deep connection with all beings and begin to cultivate the heart of compassion, we will naturally wish to stop doing harm, do only what is good to do, and thereby help all beings.