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Insight Meditation

What Happens When You Are Not Afraid of Fear?

Dear Integral Meditators, What happens if you are not afraid of fear? Actually you could just sit down and ask yourself that question like a zen koan and see where it takes you and get some productive results. But I’ve also written an article on it below! In the spirit of not being afraid, Toby […]

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You’ve Already Won! – Mindful Appreciation and Ambition

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks at one of the foundations of traditional mindfulness practice,  the healthy ambitions that we can generate from it and the particular type of resilience that it helps us to develop. For those interested, the upcoming workshop relating to this article quite closely is the Growing Your Mindful Freedom – […]

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Making it Beautiful

Dear Integral Meditators, What if instead of seeing yourself as a consumer of beauty, you focused upon becoming a source and creator of beauty in the world? The article below examines how we might go about doing this… There is a special 2 day Easter sale on at Integral Meditation Asia, with two of the […]

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The Mind in the Heart

Dear Integral Meditators, The article below explores the idea and experience of the heart as a mind, and how to listen to it mindfully. I have found it a really important practice for getting and staying in contact with my inner self. Yours in the spirit of the heart-mind, Toby The Mind in the Heart […]

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Meditation as a Way of Life

Dear Integral Meditators, Is meditation something that you sit down and do each day as a formal practice, or is it more fundamental, a whole way of approaching life? The article below explores that latter option. Yours in the spirit of meditation, Toby Upcoming Courses at Integral Meditation Asia : Special offer for 1:1 Coaching […]

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The Resilience of Gentleness

One of my meditation words I have taken for 2015 is self-care. Normally I take 2-3 words and focus upon them over the course of a year and let the themes and mysteries within them gradually reveal themselves. Meditation means to dwell deeply, so staying with just one, two or three words for a year […]

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The Easiest Way to Avoid Death

  Dear Integral Meditators, What does it mean to live like you are alive? That could have been another title for the article below. Yours in the spirit of being alive, Toby Upcoming Courses at Integral Meditation Asia in December: Sunday December 14th, 9.30am-12.30pm – An Introduction to Meditation From the Perspective of  Zen The Easiest Way to […]

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When the Mask Cracks the Light Shines Out

Over the last few months I have had the good fortune to be able to catch up with a few old friends from school days. The conversation immediately becomes 200% more engaging and compelling between us when we discover that we have been through a similar psychological challenge or difficulty, or where we have come […]

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Seriously Light/Lightly Serious

Dear Integral Meditators, The article below is an encouragement not to forget to to be playful, no matter how serious it gets! Yours in the spirit of the deep and the light, Toby Seriously Light/Lightly Serious It is very easy to mistake taking something seriously for taking something ‘heavily’. It is very easy to use […]

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Six Mindful Questions for Effective Decision Making

Dear Integral Meditators, Decisions, choices, options. The article below invites you to start making these parts of your life a mindfulness practice. Last call for this Sundays Mind of Ease Workshop, details on the whats on section. Yours in the spirit of mindful decision making, Toby Upcoming Courses at Integral Meditation Asia in October: Sunday October […]

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