In a world that is full of misleading information, and doubtfully transformative -but very well promoted- new age experiences, we were lucky to find a rare spiritual jewel: the extraordinary Satipatthana Vipassana Kammatthana method from Wat Chom Thong Monastery, where Paolo arrived almost two decades ago.
After years of teaching and practising in a monastic context, we realised that this incredible method was needed in the world, and couldn’t stay hidden anymore. Moreover, not everyone is up to do things in the monastery way. But the method in itself goes beyond its context, and its powerful on its own accord. The only thing required is a context of safety and care, and that is real near to our heart.
So we decided to be the bridge, to bring this method out of its monastery context, to make it more accessible to everyone that needs true healing, that wants real growth, and who is up to see him or herself as it is, maybe for the first time. Our job is to be here, holding the space and taking care of your well being through this intense but absolutely rewarding process.
The method we follow in itself is exactly the same you’d find in Chom Thong: we do not add or subtract anything at all. It is powerful in itself, and we do not pretend to know more about the mysteries of the mind than the incredible monks who have structured this process hundreds and hundreds of years ago... Students who have done retreats there before and came to us can attest to the fact that we care to maintain the technique in its purest form. Why? Simply because it works. And it works beyond your background, your stories and whether if you are new to meditation or an experienced practitioner. This method goes deeper in the mind than all that, and connects you to parts of yourself you are usually not aware of. It is quite a ride in itself, but we are here to hold the boat for you, to keep it balanced, because we know the journey, we’ve been there ourselves many times over. You will be safe. And when you finished the process, you will be truly renewed.
We are blessed to do this, we are lucky to have this method in our hands, and for us, this is a responsibility and a mission of service. We truly want to help everyone who comes to us to the best of our abilities, and it is for this reason, that the word should be spread. Because we do not have anything to sell, but we do have an incredible experience to offer...
You just need to read some of the heart touching reviews our students are kind enough to write for us. Their words are more objective than anything else we can say.