SMS – THE PRACTICE

Refuge, Resilience, and Response- Dharma, Yoga, and Collective Action

GUIDING LINEAGES

Sacred Mountain Sangha is aligned with the Theravada Forest School of Ajahn Chah and the Kuan Yin Dharmas of Chinese Mayahana Buddhism.

This expanse of practices and teachings encapsulate the two great wings of Buddhism, wisdom and compassion.

MEDITATION PRACTICE

Sacred Mountain Sangha’s foundation teaching and practice is founded in the classical Buddhist trainings that develop Samadhi (unification of body, heart and mind) Sati (mindfulness) Vipassana (insight and wisdom) Chan (non dual realization) and the Brahma Viharas (divine abodes.)

The use of meditation methods and cultivation of skillful mind states is in the service of inner freedom, stabilizing awakening, and the maintenance of well being.

KUAN YIN DHARMAS

(Compassionate response)

Sacred Mountain Sangha’s overarching context is informed by the practices connected with the Bodhisattva (Compassionate Being) Avalokitesvara (Sanskrit) or Kuan Yin (Chinese) who symbolizes one rooted in emptiness from which enlightened activity flows.

Kuan Shr Yin, the “One Who Contemplates the Sounds of the World at Ease” represents the deeper intelligence of intuitive wisdom that is beyond form and yet works through form.