Why is the practice of Buddhism often called “The Easy Path”? It’s because of several reasons. First, the practice of Buddhism usually results in an immediate and noticeable improvement in the overall quality of Life Excellence. Your stress levels will decrease, and the amount of time spent in states of calm, peace, and tranquility quickly increase. In this respect, the practice of the Buddha’s path is Truly Useful and imminently practical.
Second, when you begin to walk the Buddha’s path we encourage you to do it for “purely selfish reasons”. That is, do it simply because you know that the quality of your life is going to take a dramatic turn for the better. You can start your practice of kindness and compassion simply because it will make YOU feel good to do so. In a very short amount of time, you’ll begin to notice that your “Path of Kindness” is also improving the quality of life for those you interact with (friends, family, co-workers, etc.)
What could possibly be easier than walking a path that make YOU happier, and at the same time makes those who meet you happier?
The Buddha was the first spiritual teacher in the world to base the primary focus of one’s personal transformation on the practice of “Mindfulness“. Mindfulness is the tool which immediately creates dramatic improvements in the quality of daily life.
We teach a simple implementation of Mindfulness such that you can easily maintain a calm awareness of the ongoing content of your thoughts, feelings, and emotions. By doing this easy practice, it becomes increasingly simple to “catch yourself” dwelling on things that make you stressed and uncomfortable. It’s at THOSE moments of recognition that you can release the unwanted thoughts, and step back onto the Buddha’s path.
The more frequently you make such mental adjustments, your Naturally Arising Thoughts become “trained”, and you find yourself spending increasing longer periods of time in effortless states of peace, serenity, tranquility, and contentment.