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Four Types of Mindful Coaching Conversation

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks at one basic integral coaching model that I use both in my own coaching work and for my personal inner growth, it is simple by it has a lot of depth and nuance to explore. The main meditation classes and course for March are the ongoing Shadow Meditation Classes, and the three […]

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Three Types of Creativity Arising From Mindfulness and Meditation

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article focuses on mindfulness and meditation in relation to our creative capacity, and how we can enhance three types of creative power within ourself through regular mindfulness practice. Enjoy! Yours integrally, Toby Three Types of Creativity Arising From Mindfulness and Meditation One of the simplest ways to start understanding how […]

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Shadow Analogies – The Stone in Your Shoe, the Grain of Sand in the Oyster Shell

Dear Integral Meditators, The remainder of February for me is all about facilitating meditations on the shadow self, so this weeks article looks at two ways of understanding how working with the shadow self is really of tremendous value, and even become a lot of fun once we develop a taste for it! Toby The […]

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The Inevitability of the Present Moment

Dear Integral Meditators, I’d like to wish you a very happy new lunar new year of the snake, whatever winding and twisting roads that it may take us on! This weeks article reflects on the fact that one of the main goal of mindfulness and meditation; that of living in the present is in fact […]

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Why Meditation and Mindfulness Won’t Reduce your Stress (and why this is a good thing)

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article takes a bit of a closer look at exactly what it is that meditation is supposed to do for us. I look at the idea of mindfulness as stress reduction, and offer a new, what I think is in many ways a more constructive and beneficial perspective within which […]

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Soft Forms of Psychic Self Defence

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks at some somewhat counter-intuitive forms of inner psychic defence, which I hope you will enjoy and be able to relate to. Yours in the spirit of strength in softness, Toby   Soft forms of Psychic Self-Defence  Normally when we think of psychic self-defence, both in the sense of defence from […]

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Are You a Product of the Times or the Subject of Your Own Inner Time?

Hi All, This weeks article looks at the difference between being a product of outer time, the a subject of your own sense of inner time. Another way of putting this is how can we deal effectively with the outer forces impinging upon our life, whilst at the same time honoring that which is arising […]

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Engaged Equanimity

Dear Integral Meditators, The new year beckons, and this is the new year edition of the Integral Meditations newsletter! 2012 has certainly been a deeply transformative year for me, and looking forward to 2013 the promise does seem to be that this will continue. When thinking about the qualities that I would most like to […]

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Light-Heartedness as Your Object of Meditation (Plus January ’13 Meditation Workshop Schedule)

Hi Everyone, Light-heartedness is the them of this weeks article, a seriously important meditation if you ask me! The new Integral Meditation Asia schedule of classes is out for January 2013.We have two evening mini-workshops, firstly on the “Essential Meditation of the Buddha” and secondly Zen Meditation (Zen workshop hosted by Gallery Helios), as well as the increasingly popular Mind of […]

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What Does it Mean to Meditate on Non-Doing?

Dear Toby, In last week’s article I talked about balancing the development of the ego and the spirit, in this week’s article I take a practical look at non-doing, a powerful practice for developing your spiritual being that also has many benefits on the other levels of your being. It comes under the category of practices that […]

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