About Buddhism

Buddhism is not a religion, it is a practice, a way of life, that encourages us to wake up. Buddha means one who is awake. What we wake up to is the understanding of our own mind, to our suffering as well as to our joy, to our habits of misperceiving things because we always think in terms on “I” and “mine” and we lose sight of our connectedness with the world.

In this section we include some articles about Buddhism. Some of them were written while the Sangha was supporting the Seacoast Welnness Centre, a Mindfulness Practice Center, others later. They are not a definitive text on Buddhism, but merely some “local inspirations” for practice.

The Four Immeasurables

May all beings enjoy happiness and the root of happiness.
May we be free from suffering and the root of suffering.
May we not be separated from the great happiness that is devoid of suffering.
May we dwell in the great equanimity, free from passion, aggression and prejudice.