- Favorable Reviews from the ISCS 2016 and
Ven. Misan Sunim and researchers of the Heart-Smile
Research Institute received positive feedback after introducing
Heart-Smile Meditation (HSM) at the International Symposium for
Contemplative Studies 2016 (ISCS) and teaching HSM at Brown University.
- Three-Day HST Retreat with Ven. Misan Sunim
We invite you to enjoy Heart-Smile Training (HST).
HST will guide you to a state of wholeness by generating
the gentle and kind feelings inherent in your heart.
- Results of Practicing HST
You will readily arouse warm feelings
that will enable you to see yourself in a positive light.
You will have increased self-respect and reduced
susceptibility to stress.
- Every third Wednesday is our Practice Day
Those who successfully complete a 3-day HST Retreat
will have the opportunity to get together in the evening
on the 3rd Wednesday of each month to share their
meditation practice experiences.
With a Compassionate Heart
we Should Protect all Forms of Life
Compassion for all beings should be part of our daily lives.
The key to daily practice of compassion is first of all to look deeply
into your mind and fully accept yourself as a precious being.
The foundation of Heart-Smile Training is to accept the body
and mind as they are, and embrace yourself as you are.
“I am whole as I am, here and now.”
It is useful to enter meditation with this phrase.
Entering your heart and mind with this meditative phrase
halts momentarily the operation of the discriminating mind.
From this moment on, things will go smoothly.
Until that moment, you should persevere
and practice steadily to reach this state of consciousness.
-From a Dharma talk by Ven. Misan Sunim given on Sep. 4, 2016