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Dynamic Calm (Plus new Online Integral Meditation & Mindfulness Course)

“The main point about a koan is that it is a dynamic and experiential way to break through you overactive, anxious conceptual mind into a direct, non-thinking experience of awareness itself.” Dear Integral Meditators, My Tuesday & Wednesday  classes this week explore the Zen koan. If you enjoy the article below, then feel free to join us, live […]

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Finding fulfilment within the dissatisfying

“Meditation enables us to enjoy the ever changing and transforming world around and within us, whilst at the same time resting secure in an identity that is not subject to that change, that is reliable, solid and liberated” Dear Integral Meditators, My Tuesday & Wednesday  classes this week continue the theme of Meditation from the perspective of Zen, where we will […]

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Aimlessness – The broken arrow

“Practiced in balance, the aimless life and the ‘on purpose’ life are complementary and mutually enhancing polarities within our mindfulness practice” Dear Toby, Much of meditation is about learning to appreciate spaces and absences as much as objects and things. This weeks article is an invitation to discover the value of an aimless life, with all that […]

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Zen Mountains, Zen Doorways

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article outlines two simple meditation techniques. ‘Zen mountain’ is a sitting form that I have been using in the recent Zen series as a basic practice. This Tuesday & Wednesday  classes are on the theme of  “Host and guest in Zen meditation”, so if you enjoy the article, do feel free to join us, live […]

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Zen Flowers (New course starts Tues/Weds)

“Put most simply, Zen is a calm, peaceful state of being that you can use to rest and observe in. You can also use it to create a state of ‘dynamic calm’ within which you do your daily activities; weathering your storms with it and enhancing your joys and victories” Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article […]

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Creating your own “Circle of the wise”

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article focuses on a creative meditation that I’ve done in various forms for many years. Next weeks Tuesday & Wednesday sessions are Wesak Full Moon Meditations, which contain a variant of this meditation in it. In the spirit of the wise, Toby     Creating your own “Circle of the wise” What […]

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Overcoming passivity

  “Part of the benefit of an engaged mindfulness practice is that, because we are more centered, we tend to feel less intimidated by our challenges, and by the anxiety that they stimulate within us.” Dear Toby, Mindfulness, well practiced should make us calmer, but not more passive. In the article below I explore a […]

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Ever increasing loops of energy

Dear Integral Meditators, What if for the course of this next year  you were able to spend most of your day in a state of mind that was conducive to energy creation, thriving and affirmative action? The article below explores three such states, and I’ll be writing a second article next week with another four […]

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Opening to the abundance of possibility

“When we build a state of openness to possibility in meditation, we can make it part of our approach to daily life. Our world becomes a place of abundance and wealth. Our open-ness to possibility becomes a source of energy for us, feeding us as we move into the unknown.” Dear Integral Meditators Faced with […]

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Meditation – Dwelling deeply

“Meditation is an activity where we deliberately go deeper than we usually would into a subject by focusing on it for an extended period” Dear Integral Meditators, What is meditation and how do you do it? This weeks article looks at one paradigm for answering this question! In the spirit of seeking, finding and abiding, […]

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