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Meditating on the Self

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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Four Levels or Dimensions of Conscious Self Love

Dear Integral Meditators, Our relationship to ourself is the basis of our relationship to the rest of the world, this weeks article looks at how we can consistently improve that relationship by working with four levels of self-love. In the spirit of celebrating self, Toby Four Levels or Dimensions of Conscious Self Love Self love […]

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The Dance of Mindful Supression and Repression

Dear Integral Meditators, Meditation and mindfulness encourage states of mental and emotional flow, but achieving these states consistently is tough if we are habitually supressing and repressing the content of our consciousness in an unhealthy way. The article below looks at how we can mindfully grow a positive relationship to suppression and repression, so that […]

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