On Tuesdays and Fridays, 7 to 8 p.m., instruction in meditation is given to beginners as well as those more experienced. Meditation is followed by a Dhamma talk based upon the teachings of the Buddha. From time to time, weekend intensive retreats are organized. On the first Sunday of each month, a one-day retreat is held form 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. People of any tradition or background are invited to attend. Traditionally meditation was a tool used for spiritual development, but today it is also utilized to help people attain better health, insight and creativity. There are many different styles of meditation that have developed in specific cultural environments. The Buddha gave his followers many different suggestions to help them cultivate their mind in order to achieve the ultimate goal of Nubbana. Three such instructions are: Mindfulness of breathing (Anapanasti), Insight (Vipassana) and Loving Kindness Meditation.