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Is calmer always better?

Dear Integral Meditators, Is the goal of meditation and mindfulness always to make you calmer? The article below considers this question from a number of angles that are important to consider in our day to day practice… In the spirit of dynamic calm, Toby For those in Singapore, this weeks Tuesday & Wednesday class will be meditating […]

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Witnessing like the Sun

Dear Integral Meditators, Taking a position as an observer or witness is a fundamental position that we practice when being mindful, but can it make us too cold and detached? The article below explores this theme, and how to build an integrated and balanced witnessing practice. For those in Singapore, this evening’s  Wednesday class will be […]

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‘Turtling up’ – Dealing mindfully with information overload

Dear Integral Meditators , One of the most challenging aspects of living in the information age is that, as it implies, there is so much information around that we are asked to digest. The article below considers how formal & informal mindfulness can help us with this. For those in Singapore, this Tuesday & Wednesday‘s class will be […]

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What happens when you take a mindful pause?

Dear Integral Meditators, Where are the places in your day where you could start taking a mindful pause, and what might the results and benefits be? The article below offers a practical reflection on this… For those in Singapore, this Tuesday & Wednesday‘s class will be on the Four ‘lessnesses’ of enlightenment, which should be fun. Also, heads up […]

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Mindfully building your mental & emotional resilience 1 – The cycle of mindful positivity

Dear Integral Meditators, How can we make our minds and emotions more resilient? One method is to build our store of strengths and positivity. The article below explores a simple, practical method of  going about doing this…. For those in Singapore, Summer solstice meditation tonight, Wednesday at 7.30pm! In the spirit of emotional & mental resilience, Toby […]

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Turning frustration into motivation

Dear Integral Meditators, Frustration & friction are experiences we normally consider undesirable, but what if there were a way that we could start to take advantage of them? The article below considers how we might start to do this… In the spirit of motivation, Toby Turning frustration into motivation Last week I was feeling frustrated […]

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Is your meditation a type of therapy, an art-form or a spiritual practice?

Dear Integral Meditators, Is your meditation an art-form, a therapy or a spiritual practice? Can you combine these three things together into a single meditation practice? The article below examines this question! For those in Singapore the Practical meditations for spiritual awakening classes begin tonight & tomorrow (Wednesday) evening with a class on the topic of the […]

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Mindfully balancing positive thinking with healthy realism (Steering clear of cynicism and the Pollyanna complex)

Dear Integral Meditation Asia, Is it possible to balance positive thinking with healthy, critical realism? The article below explores some mindful pointers for doing both, together in a mutually supporting manner. The class schedule for June is out, see the schedule below the article. It includes Practical meditations for spiritual awakening , an Integral meditation & mindful walking retreat […]

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Meditation as an act of being rather than doing

Dear Integral Meditators, How can meditation help us improve the quality of our life? The article below explores this topic in a practical way. In the spirit of being, Toby PS: For those in Singapore, reminder that tonight (Tuesday) & also Wednesday evening there is are meditation classes on Creating inner space & insight through witnessing, click […]

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How much effort do I need? – Mindful ergonomics

Dear Integral Meditators, Coping with stress, fatigue, getting what we need to do done is a challenge for all of us. One of the ways in which mindfulness can really help us in this regard is by encouraging us to put only as much effort as we need into a task in order to get […]

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