• Interdependence and Non-Violence.
• Equanimity, Love and Justice
• Universal Responsibility
• Dialogue and Freedom
• Contemplative practices offer different ways of personal and spiritual realization. All these disciplines and itineraries have, as an ultimate intention, the self-knowledge and self-transformation of individuals. The practices are directed by an introspective perspective, inspired by a vision of potential fulfillment.
• Contemplative practices are founded on the basic principles of interdependence and non-violence.
• Based on these fundamental principles and the attitudes that accompany them, contemplative practices promote the recognition of the close relationship with our many circles of belonging, at local, national and global spheres.
The overcoming of individualism entails the assumption of our civil and civic responsibilities in social, political, economic and cultural areas.
• The preservation and promotion of human life cannot occur at the expense of the lives and wellbeing of other animal species and the destruction of the biosphere. Contemplative practices promote a reflexive and responsible action towards biodiversity and physical nature.
• The spirit behind contemplative practices is a spirit of freedom that encourages the dialogue among different religious traditions, philosophies and sciences. It assumes the challenge of secularization and promotes ecumenical and cultural exchange.