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Essential Spirituality

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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Compassionate presence, awakened action

“As your life experience unfolds, often your compassion for others increases because you can relate to them more as you ‘know how they feel’. If we combine this with practicing simply being present every day, then this can make the power of our compassionate presence grows exponentially” Dear Integral Meditators, Compassion isn’t always easy. Making room for […]

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Aspects of environmental meditation

“Sitting or walking, expanding your awareness to include the presence of the earth, moon, sun and stars” Dear Integral meditators, The article below explores environmental meditation, which is a real core of my own practice these days. If you enjoy the article, then I will be doing an Environmental meditation masterclass – Working consciously with the […]

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Understanding and working with your Guardian Angel

Dear  Integral Meditators, Every now and again I do an article on something a little esoteric, usually informed by what is going on in my own meditation process. This week’s article is on how to understand work mindfully with the idea of your Guardian Angel. If you enjoy it, then on Sunday 27th January, 2-5pm I’ll be […]

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Psychic self-defence & spiritual sources of compassion (plus new power napping track)

Dear  Integral Meditators, What is the difference between open and closed compassion? And how can you protect yourself from the attacks and imbalances of others around you without withdrawing your compassion from them? The article below explores how… Heads up for the Psychic & Psychological Self-defence half day workshop on the 8thDecember. If the article speaks to […]

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Four ways of working with your inner voice

Dear  Integral Meditators, Whats your relationship to the voices that you find chatting away in your head? The article below offers four ways of becoming more conscious of your inner conversation, and getting it working for rather than against you! Meditation classes this week will be on how to work with your inner chatter, so same […]

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What is spiritual practice? And why bother engaging in it?

Dear Integral Meditators, Back in 2010 I did a course on ‘Essential Spirituality’. Below are some edited notes on what spirituality is, and what having your own spiritual practice offers you in terms of  value. It also has a practical meditation at the end that you can start working with! Live in Singapore this week: The Tuesday & Wednesday evening […]

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Earth Dog Days (& CNY live & online meditation)

Dear Integral Meditators, How can you use meditation to enrich your imagination in a way that has a positive, practical impact your life? The article below explores how… Beneath the article you will see the details of next weeks Chinese New Year meditation. You can do it live or online, all welcome! In the spirit of […]

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Light reborn from darkness (Winter Solstice meditation 20/21 Dec)

Dear Integral Meditators, I hope you are enjoying the run up toward Christmas! In the article below I share a meditation practice that I use quite a lot at this time of year s a way of aligning myself with the seasonal energies, I hope you enjoy it! In  the spirit of the solstice & […]

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