Bloom of the Present Insight Meditation

Mission Statement

The boundless heart of the Buddha inspires us to share his teachings of wisdom, compassion, loving-kindness, mindfulness, ethical behavior and liberation from suffering.  Bloom of the Present Insight Meditation is dedicated to offering these teachings through monthly meditations with dharma talks, retreats, and by encouraging daily meditation practice.  An emphasis is placed on bringing compassion and loving-kindness into our daily lives.  We invite all who are interested to join us on this path to freedom.  The core teachings of Bloom of the Present are based in the Theravada lineage of Buddhism.  We also integrate approaches from other Buddhist traditions.

We recognize that all people hold unexamined beliefs, assumptions, fears and prejudices about others, and especially those who seem different from themselves. These beliefs are a great source of suffering for individuals and societies. We welcome people of all races, cultures, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, classes, religions, abilities and ages. We are committed to providing a safe place for all people to explore the dharma and awaken to their true nature.

Carla Brennan is the founding and guiding teacher of Bloom of the Present. Bloom of the Present Insight Meditation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.