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Meditating on the Sound of Silence

Hi Everyone! Inner silence is often spoken of as one of the main goals of meditation, but how can you go about getting there? In this week article I talk about something called the “sound of silence” as an object of meditation that can really help enhance our capacity to move into a space beyond […]

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Four Zen Meditations

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article focuses on practical Zen exercises based around more or less well known quotes that are in the spirit of Zen. The nice thing about all of them is that they are great simplifiers of the mind, and realeasers of our natural intelligence. Yours in the spirit of Zen, Toby […]

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Transforming Specific Aspects of Your Past Through Shadow Meditation

Dear Integral Meditators, I hope that you have had a good week that you feel has served your inner growth well! This weeks article explains an meditation practice that I really have something of a soft spot for, and that is of real practical value. Our past experience is constantly impacting our experience of the […]

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How Much Happiness Are You Prepared to Tolerate?

Dear Integral Meditators, What if happiness were easier than we think, and the only thing getting in the way was that we often find being happy profoundly uncomfortable? This weeks integral meditations article is in the form of a series of questions that invites us to look a bit deeper into the real causes of […]

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Small Focused Mind, Big Open Mind

Dear Integral Meditators, There are two easy things that you can do to start supporting your meditation practice whilst engaged in your daily life. This weeks article outlines what they are and how you can start implementing them. I have created another three minute video this week entitled “When is a problem really a problem; the […]

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Using Your Misfortune to Enhance and Transcend Your Experience of Good Fortune

Dear Integral Meditators, I hope you’ve had a good week, this weeks article continues the theme of last weeks article on Paradox as Therapy , looking at ways in which we can hold apparently contradictory states of awareness together in order to develop and enhance our inner wisdom. Yours in the spirit of inner wisdom, Toby Upcoming […]

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Paradox as Therapy (and the difference between a spiritual and a psychological crisis)

The difference between a psychological crisis and a spiritual crisis is that: With a psychological crisis the problem is that there is some part of the mind that is not working properly. If you think of your mind as a motor engine, and a crisis as being like one of the parts going wrong and needing to be […]

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Three Types of Attention: Neutral, Constructive and Catalytic

Dear Integral Meditators, I hope this weeks newsletter finds you well, and that you have had a good week. The meditation and mindfulness article in this weeks edition of the integral meditations newsletter looks at the quality of our attention and the effect that it can have on our enjoyment of life or not. I’ve […]

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Zen Meditation – Seeing Without Naming

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article explains a Zen meditation technique that I teach in my Zen walking meditation workshops, the next of which is coming up next Sunday May 19th May, so if you like what you read, there is a chance to get out and practice it then if you like! On the walking meditation theme, […]

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Your Attention as Your Object of Mindfulness

Dear Integral Meditators, The theme of this week’s integral meditations article is quite simple, but at the same time often difficult to do. It is this; if you can control your attention then you can control the way in which you experience your life. We can’t always choose the way our life turns out, but we always have […]

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