It is like this

One of the most powerful sentences I have come across ever is as simple as it gets. My grandfather used to tell me that “it is just the way it is” or “it is like this”. We used to make fun of this type of saying when he was still alive – but now things … Read more

Like Water in the Desert

The key to good practice of meditation and to getting deeper lies in practicing the right path consistently with proper attention. Once your teacher has shown you the right path and given you all the instructions you should start putting it into practice diligently. Practice everyday without worrying about the results – just keep creating … Read more

This too shall pass

“This too shall pass” is an ancient phrase that has helped many of us to keep their sanity in difficult situations. The simplicity and power of this little statement goes far beyond just contemplating that a problem will turn into a solution eventually. It also reminds us that it works the other way round every … Read more

Our Recommended Books

Many people ask me what kind of books I recommend for the time after a meditation retreat. For this reason I thought that it would be a good idea to list all our recommended books. If you have joined one of our retreats and want to study the practice in detail, these books will help. … Read more

Walking on the Path of Arrival

Let me invite you to explore a little practice. It’s an approach I found very helpful. Its purpose is to open up a gateway that can directly lead to valuable insights. As a result, we may well tap into more constructive ways of directing our intentions and creativity. The technique called “Walking on the path … Read more

Loving Kindness Meditation – The Benefits of Benevolence

Loving Kindness (Mettā) is one of the most powerful meditation subjects. The Buddha himself expressed goodwill as follows: “Whatever living beings there may be; Whether they are weak or strong, omitting none, the great or the mighty, medium, short or small, the seen and the unseen, those living near and far away, those born and … Read more