“If our mind is headed in a direction that we know is leading to suffering and is already causing suffering, we need some emergency measures. And mantra is just such an emergency measure. It qualifies as distraction and it qualifies as substitution. So we take words that are wholesome… leading to our happiness… ultimately to our enlightenment. And we use those wholesome words to substitute for words that are causing us distress.”— Roshi Jan Chozen Bays
Bridge & Enrich Lives Society
718 East 20th Avenue
(Fraser and 20th)
*Please note that due to COVID-19 we cannot accept drop-ins. Please book a class to visit BE.