What we do
At Nibbuti, we believe that peace is possible, and that it starts within. Everyday, we promote peace by supporting Buddhist education programs around the globe.
poor mental health
The World Health Organization estimates that 450 million people worldwide suffer from poor mental health. In countries beset by war, there is little access to mental health education, support or treatment. Prolonged mental suffering contributes to poverty, violence, substance abuse, suicide, and radicalization. It prevents individuals and entire segments of society from living peacefully and happily.
Reflection. observation. presence of mind.
Just as a fitness regime helps strengthen the body through physical exercise, Buddhist discipline helps strengthen the mind through mental exercise. The Buddha's teachings and techniques are universal, enhancing one's quality of life through deliberate development of wisdom, mindfulness and compassion. Think of it as a set of mobile tools for everyday life.
Ancient practice. Modern application.
For thousands of years, people have cultivated positive emotions through Buddhist education, meditation, and mindfulness. Now, through technologies like neuroimaging and genomics, scientists from Harvard, Stanford and Johns Hopkins, among others, are proving what Buddhist practitioners learned through teachings, observation and experience alone: Contemplative practices can increase brain function, develop awareness, regulate emotion, and improve general health.
where our story begins
Nibbuti's mission is simple: Peace, happiness and the allayment of suffering. Our founder, Flavia Wagner, made this her life's purpose while being held hostage in Darfur, Sudan. Upon her release, she discovered a mental education and training designed to accomplish just that.