Rev. Khanti Khema began Buddhist meditation at the Washington Buddhist Viharas in Washington, DC. In 2000. There was a remarkable meditation experience during which she confirmed what the Buddha found to be real. It is certainly possible to retrain the mind to the point of a form of Liberation and thereby increasing the potential and focus of mind. She studied and practiced under the guidance of Most Ven. Bhante Vimalaramsi Maha Thera who later became my Upacaya in 2006.