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Meditating on the Self

Being the center of your universe (not the universe!)

Dear Integral Meditators, There’s a big difference between being the center of the universe and the center of your universe. The article below explores how to make mindful use of your position in the big scheme of things! Final reminder for those in Singapore of this Saturday’s Tree of Life meditation workshop… In the spirit […]

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The Yin & Yang of mindful thinking

Dear Integral Meditators, Managing your basic thinking processes is one of the most important life-skills that you can develop. The article below explores one simple mindfulness method that can really help! For those in Singapore, quick reminder of the Tuesday evening class starting on the 8th! In the spirit of the thought filled journey, Toby The […]

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Happiness or impulse fulfilment?

Dear Integral Meditators, In this day and age when so many of our impulses can be fulfilled at the click of a button or browser, managing your impulses mindfully is an increasingly important life skill. The article below looks at how we can distinguish between impulse fulfilment and actions that lead to genuine happiness. In the spirit […]

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Moving From Being a Consumer to a Producer

Dear Integral Meditators, Is your life a product of your own creative and independent thinking, or is it merely a pastiche of the ideas that you have received from others around you? Possibly it is a mixture of both. This weeks article examines the idea of the ‘mindful producer’ and how we can start to […]

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Dropping Your Hope & Fear

Dear Integral Meditators, What would happen if, just for a while, and on a regular basis were to put down both your fears AND your hopes? The article below explores this from a mindfulness perspective. Final reminder of the workshop this Saturday in Singapore: March 19th, 2.30-5.30pm – Psychic & Psychological Self-Defence – Practical mindfulness meditation techniques for […]

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Six Aspects of Good Psychic Self Defence

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article is a practical exploration of psychic self defence, specifically from a mindfulness perspective, I hope you find it practical & useful! If the topic is of interest to you and you are in Singapore, then do consider joining the event on Saturday  March 19th, 2.30-5.30pm – Psychic & Psychological Self-Defence – Practical […]

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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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The Inner Sky of the Mind – Distraction, anxiety, mood and the principle of awareness 

   Imagine you were to spend a week everyday looking at the sky, just watching and witnessing it. Some days it would be bright and full of light, other days there might be light clouds, sometimes monotonously grey, or aggressively rainy with thunder and lightning. Every time that you looked, the idea would be simply […]

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Mindful of: Your Relationship to Giving and Receiving

Dear Integral Meditators, The article below offers some simple methods for exploring and developing a healthy relationship to giving and receiving through mindfulness. In the spirit of giving and receiving, Toby   Mindful of: Your Relationship to Giving and Receiving What is your relationship to the process of giving and receiving? Every day we exchange […]

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