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Integrating Ego, Soul and Spirit

Is your meditation a type of therapy, an art-form or a spiritual practice?

Dear Integral Meditators, Is your meditation an art-form, a therapy or a spiritual practice? Can you combine these three things together into a single meditation practice? The article below examines this question! For those in Singapore the Practical meditations for spiritual awakening classes begin tonight & tomorrow (Wednesday) evening with a class on the topic of the […]

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Mindfully building a resilient relationship to yourself – Three levels

Dear Integral Meditators, Over the year I’ve observed that the better my relationship to myself, the more enjoyable my life is, and the more things start to fall in place naturally in their own time for me. The article below explores how to build a healthy relationship to yourself using mindfulness. In the spirit of […]

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Two meditation gateways

Dear Integral Meditators, Wishing all in the norther hemisphere a very happy winter solstice, and those in the southern hemisphere a happy summer solstice! As we sit in the middle space between the solstice and Christmas, you might enjoy exploring the two ‘meditation gateways’ that I describe below. In the spirit of inner doorways, Toby […]

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Dropping Your Self

Dear Integral Meditators, What happens when you simply stop thinking about yourself for a while? What benefits might there be? The article below explores these questions in a mindfulness context, enjoy! In the spirit of the no-self, Toby Dropping Your Self When I was a Buddhist monk doing my studies there was a lot of […]

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That Essential Feeling of Being Alive

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article is a simple reflection on mindfulness as the simple act of opening to life as you find it. Happy reading! In the spirit of the journey, Toby That Essential Feeling of Being Alive We’re all looking deep down for that essential feeling of being alive. A lot of our […]

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What’s the Difference Between Your Higher Self and ‘Big Mind’? (The Doorway)

Dear Integral Meditators, After last week’s article on Connecting to Your Big Mind I was asked ‘What is the difference between your Higher Self and your Big Mind’. Since it is a good question, I thought I may as well address it in an article, which you will find below! Final call for the Engaged Mindfulness Course […]

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Why Meditate on & with Animals?

I was asked the other day why I continue to guide workshops and classes on meditating with animals, given that to some of my client group it may seem a bit ‘strange’. Here are a few reasons to consider why meditating with animals is of great value, with a short practice at the end to […]

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Deeper Meaning, Meaningless, Deeply Meaningless

Dear Integral Meditors, What do we mean by ‘spiritual?’ the article below explores the relationship between spirituality as a quest for meaning and spirituality as a discipline that requires going beyond the quest for meaning. You’ll see what i mean when you read it! In the spirit of the journey, Toby Deeper Meaning, Meaningless, Deeply […]

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A Meditation Map – The Art of State Training

Dear Integral Meditators, With so many different types of meditation how can we know what it is all about? In the article below I offer one map that contains the territory of all meditation types. I hope you find it useful! The Tuesday 9th I will be giving a whole evening seminar and practicum giving […]

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The Dynamic of Personal Evolution   

A seed is destroyed in order for it to become a plant. For a caterpillar to become a butterfly its old body must be destroyed. Our own personal growth is often like this too; in order for us to move from our current level of consciousness to the next higher or deeper level of consciousness, […]

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