Since 2010, Flourish Foundation has been dedicated to promoting contemplative-based practices in communities for the purpose of achieving mental balance and universal compassion. The heart of our work focuses on the human potential to be morally and ethically responsible world citizens. Through our tenure as a social-profit we have gained a unique perspective in using contemplative practices to not only enhance personal performance or mitigate stress, but to truly inspire global change from the inside out.
So far the modern trend for addressing these global challenges has been focused on trying to create more effective laws and governmental policies, strengthening domestic and international security, and innovate new technologies. Initially these have all been effective in temporarily managing some of the symptoms, but none of these interventions actually address the root of our global problems, the destructive views and tendencies that exist within the human heart and mind. Given this fact, many of humanity’s greatest thinkers in science, religion, philosophy, and politics have agreed that in order positively transform the world we must begin by transforming our own heart and mind.
“All the major challenges we face in the world call for an approach based on ethical awareness and inner values. Safeguarding the future is not just a matter of laws and government regulations: it also requires individual initiative. We need to change our way of thinking and to close the gap between perception and reality.” ~Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama