The Middle Way Meditation Institute (MMI)
The Middle Way Meditation Institute or MMI is a New York-based global non-profit organization that converges timeless wisdom and evidence-based science to tackle key problems facing humanity. As a wisdom provider, MMI offers holistic and cutting-edge solutions to achieve economical, environmental and social sustainability. MMI operates at both the grassroots and policy level to advance happiness and well-being of the global community through three consecutive steps: personal, interpersonal and societal. Our various programs include research on inner peace education, meditation and wisdom training, and annual global events to promote awareness of global happiness.
The Middle Way Meditation Institute or MMI strives to be the world’s largest wisdom provider offering holistic and cutting-edge solutions to individuals and families, schools and universities, businesses and communities, and policymakers and world leaders, in order to achieve economical, environmental and social sustainability leading to global happiness.
To provide holistic and cutting-edge solutions for people of all ages, races, religions and no religion to achieve sustainability leading to global happiness.
“World Peace through Inner Peace”
Past Organizational Accomplishments
September 22, 2018 – The “World Inner Peace Celebration 2018 “ event was held in 6 continents on September 22nd, 2018 to celebrate the International Day of Peace, the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) and Inner Peace Education and Practice. (New York, USA; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Lisbon, Portugal; Maputo, Mozambique; Iloilo City, Philippines; Sydney, Australia)
September 22, 2018 – MMI signs an MOU with the Sustainable Development Solutions Network at Columbia University to research “Inner Peace Education.”
September 10, 2018 – MMI launches the “Inner Peace Education” Curriculum at TREE Academy in Los Angeles to students and faculty. TREE Academy is a progressive school for students in the 6th-11th grade.
September 5, 2017 – The “Global Light of Peace 2017” event was held in 6 continents to promote World Peace through Inner Peace. World leaders, faith leaders, local communities and volunteers came together for a common goal, Universal Inner Peace. (New York, USA; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Barcelona, Spain; Maputo, Mozambique; Iloilo City, Philippines; Sydney, Australia)
August 29, 2015 – MMI joins San Enrique, a municipality in the province of Iloilo to light 16,000 candles and officially coins San Enrique “The First Inner Peace Town in the World” due to its implementation of Inner Peace Education and the Universal Goodness program. (10,000 meditators)
April 14, 2014 – MMI launches it’s second annual “Light of Peace” event in the Philippines and successfully sets another Guinness World Records for creating the world’s largest flaming image using 100,000 candles. (50,000 meditators in attendance)
May 24th, 2013 – MMI launches it’s first “Light of Peace” event in Iloilo, Philippines and breaks the Guinness World Records for releasing the most floating flaming lanterns to bring awareness to world peace. The official count is 15,185 lanterns. (13,000 meditators in attendance)
Feb 2006 – Dec 2012: MMI Organized various retreats (1 day, 3 day, 7 day, and 1-month retreats) consisting of over 2,000 participants from 80 countries.
B.T. Bhikkhu or Venerable Burin Thitakusalo is the Executive Director of The Middle Way Research Institute, a New York-based global non-profit organization that converges timeless wisdom and evidence-based science to tackle key problems facing humanity. Ordained as a Buddhist monk in Thailand since 2000, his quest is to provide holistic and cutting-edge solutions for people of all ages, races, religions and no religion to achieve sustainability leading to global happiness. He is the Pioneer of “Inner Peace Education,” a groundbreaking curriculum modernizing ancient wisdom into simple and practical tools to help individuals cultivate the “Inner Peace Lifestyle” consisting of having a Healthy Body, a Caring Heart, an Intelligent Mind and an Enlightened Spirit. He has taught in 30 countries throughout 6 continents. His “World Peace through Inner Peace” projects have resulted in two Guinness World Records and has touched more than 100,000 people from all walks of life.