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Integral Awareness

Making your body your castle (And watch Toby’s Mindfulness TedX Talk!)

Dear  Integral Meditators, This weeks article gives some simple mindful suggestions for bringing real stability to your life, literally, and even when under pressure! Also, I recently discovered that a TedX talk I gave on mindfulness is up on the web. Its a pretty decent 15min primer on the vision of engaged and integral mindfulness, do have a view! In […]

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Four ways of being mindful in relationships

Dear  Integral Meditators, How can you use mindfulness to improve your relationship wisdom? The article below offers some specific pointers for practice! A reminder of the new class series (can be participated in live or online) starting on August 14th: Effortless effort – Insight meditation for self-healing and transformation – a five week course. Beneath the […]

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The calm of solidity – Four mindful techniques

Dear Integral Meditators, The ‘calmness of solidity’ means the calmness that can be discovered through the solidity and physicality of your body. In the article below I outline four ways that you can cultivate it both formally and informally to increase the level of your own dynamic calm, which is to say your own ability […]

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Making mindful use of your to-do list

Dear Integral Meditators, How can you transform your busy-making ‘to-do’ list into an object of mindfulness? The article below explores one possible way! Heads up for the Get Your Meditation Practice Started Now – The Shortest and Most Time Effective Meditation Workshop Ever next Saturday 16th June, 10-11.30am. And last few days for the mindful stress-transformation coaching […]

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Mental framing – Sculpting your view of life

Dear Integral Meditators, We are never in 100% charge of what we experience in life, but we can determine the way in which we experience what happens. This week’s article explores how to mindfully take advantage of this truth! In the spirit of sculpting & framing, Toby For those in Singapore: This weeks Tuesday & Wednesday evening meditation class focuses on seven mindful positions that […]

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Mastering your mind through mindfulness – Seven skills

Dear Integral Meditators, What does it mean to be a ‘Master of your mind’? In the article below I outline seven mindful skills that I have found to be particularly useful with regard to my mind, thoughts and thinking. They have continued to be effective for me and deliver value over long periods of time. […]

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Giving your heart whole (Creating a ‘high functioning’ heart)

Dear Integral Meditators, In order to get the most out of life, you have to give yourself whole heartedly to it without holding back. But what happens when you give yourself whole heartedly to a person, a project or a cause, and you get hurt, abused, rejected or taken advantage of? This weeks article offers […]

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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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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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Plan More, Worry Less (Plus new Integral Meditation Course starts March 7th!)

Dear Integral Meditators, Is it possible to make worry work for you, rather than against you, and if so how? The article below explores this theme, and offers some practical ideas regarding how you can start! Live in Singapore this week: The Tuesday & Wednesday evening meditation classes will be exploring how to work with worry and anxiety in meditation, […]

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