Our Mission

Spiritual friend is the translation of “kalyāṇa-mitta” in the Pāli language.  “Kalyāṇa” means lovely or beautiful and “mitta” means friend.  The meaning of “kalyāṇa” refers to beautiful inner qualities, such as: faith, loving-kindness, compassion, virtue, generosity, and wisdom.  A Spiritual Friend is one who radiates loving-kindness and thereby connects with all sentient beings.

Our mission is to provide a refuge for anyone, regardless of religious affiliations or beliefs.  To be with spiritual friends, learn and practice the teachings of the Buddha, participate in group meditation and chanting.  The resident monk, trained in the Theravada Buddhist Thai Forest Tradition, is available to answer questions and teach the fundamentals of Buddhism

Resident Monk

Ajahn Kumaro Bhikkhu is the Meditation Center’s resident monk.  He offers twice daily group meditations at 6:30AM and 5:30PM.  After meditation you may stay and ask questions.  You may find his full biography here and you may also submit any questions to him on the Q&A page or the footer below, to be answered by email, if you cannot visit in person.

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