About Insight Meditation

Insight Meditation aims to free the mind from the distortions of self-centeredness, negativity and confusion. Through intensive practice of moment-to-moment investigation of the body-mind process, the mind gradually sees more clearly into the nature of itself. Such clear seeing leads to freedom from the attachments and misconceptions that cause our suffering, and allows us to open to a path of wisdom and compassion.

Insight Meditation is a powerful tool for liberating ourselves from the bondage of our conditioning. Seeing life as a constantly changing process, one begins to accept pleasure and pain, fear and joy, and all aspects of life with increas-ing balance and equanimity.

This practice, also known as Vipassana, originated 2500 years ago with the teachings of the Buddha and is still a vital part of the Theravada Buddhist traditions of Southeast Asia.