Are You Looking for more Peace & Joy in Your Life?
You don't need to do anything "externally" to become happy. Lasting happiness is actually found within, it's a state of mind. Understanding one's true nature reveals the path that leads to enduring Peace and Joy.
Please don't accept as "truth" anything you read on this website (or elsewhere for that matter) until you have proven it to be correct through your own personal research and experience.
The Buddha reportedly praised one of his disciples (a monk called Sariputta) when he admitted that he didn't yet believe all of the Buddha's teachings. The Buddha further suggested that a truly wise person first listens with an open mind and then investigates the truth of the information before either accepting or disbelieving it.
If you would like to find out more about this incident and the teachings of the Buddha please refer to "Food for the Heart" a wonderful book by Ajahn Chah (a highly respected Buddhist teacher).
The aim of this website is simply to offer a practical guide on how one can experience more peace and joy in their daily life. If it seems like a reasonable approach then please test it for yourself, if not, you are free to continue your search elsewhere.
Here's an INVITATION for You
In the words of Ajahn Chah:
"All that I have said up to now has merely been words. When people come to see me, I have to say something. But it is best not to speak about these matters too much. Better to begin practice without delay. I am like a good friend inviting you to go somewhere. Do not hesitate, just get going. You won't regret it."
I am not suggesting that "The Middle Way" is the only way to experience more enduring peace and joy in your life. It certainly works for me on a daily basis. That's why I'm seeking to share this simple way of life with anyone who is interested in giving it a go. Furthermore, I am happy to offer my support and answer any questions you may have about getting started with regular meditation practice.
P.S. You don't have to become a Buddhist to follow this simple way of life, it's open to everyone irrespective of his or her religious beliefs.