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A picture speaks a thousand words

p “As the saying goes, ‘a picture speaks a thousand words’. If you can find an image that speaks to you personally about the positive mind-state that you are looking to generate, then you can use it as your object of meditation.”   Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks at the use of images […]

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Mindful of: The next thing  

“You can’t control everything about what will happen in your life. However, you can control what you are going to focus on in the next hour or so, and you can spend that time doing what you have chosen with a substantial amount of control.” Basic mindfulness involves giving yourself a point to focus on in the […]

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Free Form Breathing – Allowing your body intelligence to decide

Dear  Integral Meditators, This weeks article is a short, simple and profound breathing meditation technique for getting in touch with your body’s natural intelligence and wisdom. I do it a lot, and when I teach it people give very good feedback on the immediate effects they notice! Reminder of the next two classes, this Tuesday […]

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Six aspects of mindful self-leadership – (Channeling your inner mountain-goat)

Dear  Integral Meditators, Setting your own pace and direction in life is a big key to personal fulfilment and esteem. In the article below I detail six aspects of self-leadership that I have found to be useful in terms of my own path. In next weeks evening classes the monthly astrological meditation will be on Capricorn, where […]

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Stabilizing your pyramid of consciousness

Dear  Integral Meditators, What is the simplest, stablest and most basic way to stabilize your mind and attention? The article below explores one answer to this in a practical way. This week we have the Winter Solstice meditation tomorrow and Wednesday, as well as morning Qi gong, and the afternoon mindfulness group coaching on Saturday. In the stability, Toby Stabilizing […]

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Learning to conserve, build and circulate your energy

Dear  Integral Meditators, How can mindfulness improve your energy levels and energy efficiency? The article below looks at this question in general, but also specifically from a qi gong perspective. Two classes related to this topic, firstly the Qi gong workout and meditation class this Saturday morning. Secondly this week sees the beginning of a new series:  Five stages […]

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Dynamic Calm – Free meditation and summer online meditation course

Dear Integral Meditators, Summer is fully upon us, and to celebrate I’ll be offering a four module online course on Dynamic Calm. Full details are below, there is a special pre-launch price offer as well… You can Listen to my 5 minute talk and 10 minute meditation on Dynamic Calm HERE! For those in Singapore, a quick reminder that the details […]

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Meditation – Centering around simplicity (to thrive on complexity)  

Dear Integral Meditators, We all have complex challenges in our lives these days, how can meditation help you deal better with that? The article below offers one answer! It’s Wesak day today, so wishing you all a happy Buddha’s enlightenment/birthday day today! I’ll be doing a Wesak Day meditation tonight and tomorrow evening, those in Singapore most […]

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‘Going through the motions’ as a mindfulness tool

Dear Integral Meditators, You may have heard or even experienced how mindfulness makes you more productive and increases your potential for success, but how does this actually work in practice? The article below gives a practical example… In the spirit of quiet power, Toby PS: Live in Singapore this week: The Tuesday & Wednesday evening meditation classes this week is the Spring Equinox […]

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Combining your beginners mind with your experienced mind

Dear Integral Meditators, The ‘beginners mind’ is a fundamental concept in mindfulness and meditation, particularly in Zen practice. The article below explores how you can go about combining your beginners mind with what I call ‘your experienced mind’, in order to create something that is better than both! In the spirit of new beginnings and […]

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