Our Sharing and Learning Philosophy
We are a non-sectarian centre embracing all Buddhist traditions. Our aim is to celebrate diverse paths to Freedom and Enlightenment by suggesting authentic and alternative pathways for your exploration. The choice is yours in embracing and integrating these possibilities. Our learning motto is ‘Inclusive, Integrated and Insightful’.
We also actively subscribe to the interconnectedness of body, heart and mind and offer a range of Spiritual, Wellness and Welfare programs that help and heal our life. All these are our offering of spirituality to you.
Our Landscape Philosophy
We are located in the City of Penang but surrounded by green tropical nature. You are in the city and yet out of it! At the highest point in the Sanctuary, just a 5 minutes casual walk up, you can stand in the thick of all these foliage and yet see the old Penang bridge as well as Komtar (the tallest building) and the beautiful skyline in the background.
In aligning with nature, our aim is to create a space and structure in the Sanctuary that is ‘Simple, Practical and Natural’. We try to be elegantly simple and not simply elegant. It is all trees and rocks, all browns and greens, with birds chirping, squirrels wandering, and monkeys loitering around.
We offer plenty of space for your solitude, reflection and meditation. We are open all the time – no calls or prior arrangement needed. Just help yourself to it.
We seek to collaborate with all truth-seekers, benefactors and care-givers. We offer our resources and facilities to all who wish to touch a life, to uplift the spirit and free the heart. We aim to be a sanctuary for the noble and the passionate, the spiritually aimless and hopeless, those with abundance to share, and for those with a yearning heart.
We often host activities for different organizations. Yes, we serve ourselves to serve humanity, and we serve humanity to serve ourselves. It is all about Compassion with Wisdom, our Sanctuary’s motto. Please help yourself to our facilities and resources.
We do not promise perfect comfort or convenience, but we do provide lush greenery and a natural setting to calm your senses. We offer alternative pathways and possibilities to enrich and empower your spiritual growth. We furnish enriching and empowering programs to uplift your heart and mind, and fitness for your body and offer a generous space and solitude for your contemplation.