Welcome to Assyst

If you want to learn how to meditate or would like to deepen your practice,
then we may be able to help you at Assyst.


Why Meditate?

I often see people who embark on meditation with expectations that are influenced by their previous experiences with yoga. Yoga practice can often stimulate the endorphins producing a state of heightened bliss. Often these classes are structured to conclude with 5 minutes of meditation, so newcomers to meditation are led to believe by their own experience that meditation should always produce some kind of lovely blissful state.

Hence students come to meditation with expectations that often cannot be met.

Let me introduce to you a different expectation to try out as you approach meditation, and that is, meditation is a tool for knowing.

If bliss happens, great, however donít expect it. Instead, view bliss as a beautiful room in which you are going to write your great novel. If youíre going to try your hand at anything, itís wonderful to have beautiful supporting circumstances in which to do it. However itís not absolutely necessary and it shouldnít become a distraction from the real work that you need to do.

And the real work is to know, with love and compassion.

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
~ Rumi