Our way to practice is one step at a time, one breath at a time.
-- Shunryu Suzuki

We find the practices that work for us, to help us stay centered and be good in the world.

Core practices

  • Bhavana - meditation:
    Just being with what is, breathing, walking, sitting, standing lying down. practice info
  • Breathing
    “breathing in, i see myself as still water
    breathing out, i accept things as they are.”
    Thich Nhat Hanh practice - ana pana sati, mindfulness of breathing, at KowThamCenter.org info
  • Mindfulness - being here, living now info
  • Sila - precepts, discipline in life, "virtue" practice - explanation by Ajahn Sumedho, at KowThamCenter.org info
  • Silence
  • Jongrom - walking meditation
  • Metta - "loving-kindness" practice info

Other practices

  • Chod - “cutting”
    - transforming mara ("demon", "enemy") into ally.
  • Lo jong - "transformation of the mind" practice info more info the eight verses
  • Tonglen - giving and taking
    Taking in discomfort, pain, turmoil;
    breathing out care and peace. info

Daily life

  • Being there for others (if they ask)
    “Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder.
    Help someone's soul heal.
    Walk out of your house like a shepherd.”
    — Rumi
  • Study
    By taking in the words of others, we can incorporate them into our own thinking and life.