The true purpose of meditation is to take care of our mind every day in order to gain wisdom. This wisdom understands the true nature of things as they really are, especially the law of nature, the law of karma, and the law of cause and effect.
Receive personalized, guided practice from Hartanto to achieve the growth in areas that you want to address. You will work with Hartanto to identify the changes in your life that you want to make permanent, and he will guide you through active and passive meditation programs tailored to your specific needs.
"Every day we take care of our bodies. We shower, eat, and exercise. But do we do the same for our minds? Meditation guarantees that we have healthy minds and healthy bodies.”
Hartanto Gunawan had a successful career as CEO of a large Indonesian company but found his life filled with stress, anger and impatience. Disillusioned, Hartanto left his position to become a Buddhist monk in Thailand. During his training, he lived on an uninhabited jungle island with nothing other than food left by local fishermen and his Buddhist scriptures. This two-year period propelled Hartanto to meditate as a means of dealing with his fear, loneliness and regret. From this experience, Hartanto began developing his Research Meditation approach – a technique that involves understanding the steps your mind takes before you act or react to a situation. A simple sensory feeling or observation can lead to an impulsive action and a multitude of consequences. Understanding this allows for the chain to be broken.
Today, Hartanto runs the CLC Buddha Dhamma Practice and International Charity at Thailand’s renowned Wat Arun temple. The Center provides vocational training courses and job placement for underprivileged and needy youth who are at risk of drug use, domestic abuse/violence and human trafficking.