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Taking the big picture view

W “One big source of stress and dis-ease in our life is that we often get caught in the small picture, the details of what we are doing or participating in. We lose our sense of the big picture, and the objectivity and balance that it gives us”  W Dear Integral Meditators, One ‘mindful position’ […]

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Choosing to be on Your Own Side

W ‘Are you for yourself or against yourself?’   N Dear Integrral Meditators, Of the articles I have written, this is one of  my favourites. I’ll be basing the Wednesday evening class upon it this week, if can’t make it physically then you can get the recording  for the same price as the live class. Then this Saturday 4-5.30pm there […]

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Meditation: Expanding your state-vocabulary

W “The discipline and art of the meditator is to keep yourself in a balanced, positive state of mind as much as possible as you go through the day, despite what obstacles may come up.”   W Dear Integal Meditators, What is meditation? How can we understand the principles of it, in order to practice it […]

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Letting your inner landscape come alive

C “When you turn and face the inner landscape of your mind, you start to see things about your inner self that are interesting and magical, and that unless you sat still and watched, you would never be aware of” C Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article invites you to see your inner world as […]

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Letting your mind come home to roost

W “Imagine your mind is like a bird that has been flying around busily from this place to that, never resting. Meditation is like that bird coming back to its nest, it’s home, to rest, to regenerate and gain strength.”  W Dear Integral Meditators,This weeks article uses an image as its object of meditation, I […]

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Balancing your knowledge with wisdom (letting go)

K “Knowledge is learning something every day, wisdom is letting go of something every day” – Zen Proverb Dear Integral Meditators,This weeks article explores how we can balace our accumulation of knowledge with the wisdom of letting go. Enjoy! Full details of all sessions in September are beneath the article. In the spirit of  wisdom, […]

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From coping to thriving: The path of conscious manhood

W Dear Toby, What is it going to take for men to thrive in their maleness in toady’s world? The article below some practical reflections on this! In the spirit of  benevolent manhood, Toby   From coping to thriving: The path of conscious manhood What (or where) is the path of men in today’s world? We […]

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On appreciation, gratitude and impermanence

W “When you truly know what you have is transient, then you can short-circuit the natural tendency that we all have to take things for granted. This in turn gives us a powerful incentive to appreciate what we have, and make the most of it today.” Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article is a personal reflection […]

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Ten essential mindfulness practices

Dear Integral Meditators, Mindfulness is, in essence the art of attention training. Looked at this way there are many, many ways of paying attention, and so there are a huge variety of mindfulness practices. The list below lists ten ‘mindful domains’, each of which play an important part in a truly integral mindfulness practice. If […]

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Mindful of: Your tone of voice 

M Dear Integral Meditators, So much of our life is spent communicating, it’s definitely worthwhile investing out time, attention and intelligence to ´craft’ your messages and their tones wisely and benevolently. This weeks article explores some practical ways of doing this! Final reminder of this Saturdays  Practical introduction to Qi gong workshop, 9.30am-1pm, Tuesday meditation classes re-start next […]

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