In the tradition, seekers have retreated into ashrams and convents for many centuries in order to concentrate fully on the inner development and the worship of God. Often the outer world has been neglected as a consequence.
Modern meditation paths try to find a synthesis between the inner life and the outer life. It is important to stand with both feet in life and not to shun work or society. At the same time, the highest goals are not in the outer world, in outer power, position or material wealth, but in the growth of inner wealth, inner peace and inner satisfaction.
Modern meditation paths are also founded on tolerance. One’s own path is never the only one or even the best one for everybody. All real paths look for truth and are right for certain people. Different religions and philosophies are not so important; important is mutual acceptance and mutual respect as a basis for a peaceful coexistence.