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Welcome to Heart of Awareness
Meditation Community
Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico

The Heart of Awareness is a spiritual refuge for all who seek freedom of mind and heart. We offer periods of silent meditation as well as opportunities to hear presentations rooted in Buddhist teachings of ethics, concentration and wisdom. These practices help develop awareness and compassion in ourselves, giving rise to greater peace and happiness in the world.


Heart of Awareness Meditation Community

History and Traditions


Heart of Awareness Insight Meditation Community (HoA) was organized in 2011 under the guidance of Karin Miles, a long-time meditator and student of the Dharma (teachings of the Buddha) in the Vipassana (Insight Meditation) tradition. Karin's commitment to meditation practice spans more than 30 years, twenty of them under the guidance of senior dharma teacher, DaeJa Napier.

In 2016, Karin Miles retired from an active role, passing leadership to Janet Reichert, who currently serves as director of the center.

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Meditation is practiced best with other people and in settings that promote mindfulness.


Contact us for more information about the Heart of Awareness Meditation Community and our activities.

We also make our facilities available for use by like-minded groups. Let us know of your needs.



Address: Guadalupe Victoria #101
Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico 45920

Email: contact@heartofawareness.org