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Awareness and insight

Intending, Abiding, Determining – Three Aspects of Effective Meditation

Dear Integral Meditators, If you want to be good at something, then you need to have a clear model around which you base your attempts to improve. The article below explains a very simple three stage model that you can apply to your meditation practice to improve its effectiveness. In the spirit of deeper competence […]

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For Every Suffering a Joy (Cultivating Positive Non-Attachment)

Dear Integral Meditators, Can your practice of non-attachment be joyful? Can you be joyful without clinging tightly to the things that make you happy? The article below explores how you can start… Yours in the spirit of the joyfully non-attached, Toby For Every Suffering a Joy (Cultivating Positive Non-Attachment) In the Buddhist practice that I […]

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Three Dimensions of Mindful Daydreaming

Dear Integral Meditators, Often daydreaming is set up against the idea of being mindful; to be daydreaming is not to be ‘present’ like we should be when we are mindful, right? But what if we were to make our daydreams our object of mindfulness? What if we were to really pay attention to them? The […]

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You’ve Already Won! – Mindful Appreciation and Ambition

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks at one of the foundations of traditional mindfulness practice,  the healthy ambitions that we can generate from it and the particular type of resilience that it helps us to develop. For those interested, the upcoming workshop relating to this article quite closely is the Growing Your Mindful Freedom – […]

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Defence Against Bliss

Dear Integral Meditators, Sometimes it is tough to accept pain, sufffering and disappointment, but wierdly it can be equally tough to accept bliss, love and wellbeing. The artlcle below offers a personal reflection on why this can sometimes be so. Beneath the article there is some information on the Schumman Holophonic Meditationfrom I-Awake. It is […]

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Making it Beautiful

Dear Integral Meditators, What if instead of seeing yourself as a consumer of beauty, you focused upon becoming a source and creator of beauty in the world? The article below examines how we might go about doing this… There is a special 2 day Easter sale on at Integral Meditation Asia, with two of the […]

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Egotistic or Strong Ego?

Dear Integral Meditators, When we tell ourselves to ‘get over our own ego’ what exactly do we mean by that? Its an area that it is very easy to get mixed up and confused around! The article below explores the difference between egotism and a strong ego. We really need one, we really need to […]

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The Absence of Resolution

Dear Integral Meditators, What happens if instead of trying to solve your problems all the time you simply try and experience them mindfully?  The article below explores this idea and practice. Final reminder that the special offer on the online course ‘The six stages of love – romantic love as a path to healing and […]

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Happiness is Getting What You Want?

Dear Integral Meditators, The article below explores the idea of mindfulness in relations to our wants and desires and how being mindful of what we want can make a huge difference in relation to our personal happiness. Yours in the spirit of getting what you really want, Toby Happiness is Getting What You Want? What […]

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The Mind in the Heart

Dear Integral Meditators, The article below explores the idea and experience of the heart as a mind, and how to listen to it mindfully. I have found it a really important practice for getting and staying in contact with my inner self. Yours in the spirit of the heart-mind, Toby The Mind in the Heart […]

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