Attend a class with a prominent scholar and meditation teacher and study two core Buddhist practices – Samatha and Vipassana. Samatha meditation involves fixing one’s mind on one of the recommended objects and helps to develop concentration. It reduces the grossness of the mind step-by-step, inviting more and more calmness, peace, serenity, and purity to the heart and mind. Vipassana meditation is the method of investigating the conditioned things of the world from various angles. It not only brings peace of mind, but also opens the mind's eye to see the exact nature of oneself and others.
Dr. William Chu holds a PhD. in Buddhist Studies. He is Associate Professor of Buddhist Studies, Religious Studies Department, University of the West; coauthor The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism; taught meditation for over 20 years.