Center for Contemplative Practices

The Center for Contemplative Practices was initially established in order to provide access to practical knowledge about Buddhist traditions. In addition, the Center aims to stimulate the integration of these practices into daily life, at home and at work. We believe that implementing these practices helps us to become more friendly human beings, helps us to become happier.

What are contemplative practices?

The word “contemplative” refers to the discovery and development of mindfulness and awareness. The development of mindfulness is at the heart of every wisdom tradition. With mindfulness and awareness, each moment is acknowledged, without judgment. Attention is directed on the here and now. Body and mind thus become more balanced.

The term “practices” indicates that we strive towards practical use of knowledge. The practices are described in simple language, using as little jargon as possible.


This website is last updated the 26th of March 2013. © Short quotes may be used from the website, with acknowledgement. Neither the texts nor excerpts from texts may be used in publications without prior written permission. This website is translated from Dutch into English by Netty Foley and Iris Maher