Lives guided by conscience and modesty, recognize and esteem our value as human beings and protect us from remorse, blame and punishments; offering others freedom from fear and insecurity -- contributing to a sense of safety and tranquility.
Habitual thoughts of "who I am!," "what I want!," and "what I believe!," often bring difficulty. Insight into impermanence overcomes these tenacious tendencies of thinking, revealing the subtle happiness of wisdom.
The Buddha said "There is no higher happiness than peace." We can glimpse this happiness when the obstructions of mind are progressively uprooted by accessing what are traditionally identified as the four stages of enlightenment.
the retreat environment provides the structure for peaceful living in community through taking refuge in our potential to awaken, the truth and the fellowship of like minded others who agree to live by the precepts as a guide to harmony and peace.