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Meditating on the Self

What is a Meditator?

Dear Integral Meditators, What is a meditator? The article below offers 5 working definitions, each of which offer an insight into what the meditation process can offer us… For those in Singapore, a reminder of workshops this Saturday 12th September; 9.30am-12.30 – Meditations For Creating a mind of Ease & 2.30-5.30pm – Mindful Dreaming. Wednesday […]

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The Quickest Way Through the Rain

Dear Integral Meditators, When you have a ‘dark cloud’ in your life, do you habitually walk toward it or run away from it? Its an important question, the article below explores why, with the help of a few large furry friends! In the spirit of walking towards, Toby The Quickest Way Through the Rain The […]

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Increasing to Your Inner Strength – Eight Ways

Dear Integral Meditators, Want to know how you can go about systematically developing and increasing your inner strength? The article below considers eight ways! If you are in Singapore and around on Wenesday July 22nd 7.30-9pm  then do consider joining us for the meditation class Integral Meditation Session @ Basic Essence – Meditating with your inner strength of heart & mind. […]

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When Vulnerability Ceases to be a Problem – Three levels of self-confidence

Dear Integral Meditators, If you look back at the key times in your life when you really did something that helped your self confidence, you may find that it was a time when you had to confront your own sense of vulnerability. The article below looks at how we can mindfully approach our vulnerability on […]

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Benevolence – Your Big-Heartedness

Dear Integral Meditators, What if, when under the pressure of your daily life your heart was able to remain strong, generous & open? The article below explores benevolence as a way of moving from coping to thriving in your life. Next Wednesday, June 24th 7.30-9pm, I’ll be starting a new Wednesday Evening Meditation Session twice […]

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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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Becoming Your Own Mindful Psychotherapist and Life Coach

Dear Integral Meditators, Integral mindfulness aims to integrate our experience of past, present and the future into a mutually complementary whole. The article below explores one simple way to begin doing this for yourself. Yours in the spirit of integration, Toby Becoming Your Own Mindful Psychotherapist and Life Coach In general psychotherapy helps us to […]

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For Every Suffering a Joy (Cultivating Positive Non-Attachment)

Dear Integral Meditators, Can your practice of non-attachment be joyful? Can you be joyful without clinging tightly to the things that make you happy? The article below explores how you can start… Yours in the spirit of the joyfully non-attached, Toby For Every Suffering a Joy (Cultivating Positive Non-Attachment) In the Buddhist practice that I […]

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The Wild Dogs of the Mind

Dear Integral Meditators, When strong, difficult, negative minds and emotions get triggered in our consciousness it can be difficult for the other parts of our mind not to become scattered and disoriented. The article below explores how we can start to changes this, using the image of dogs. Two free mindfulness resources coming up online: 30 […]

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Three Dimensions of Mindful Daydreaming

Dear Integral Meditators, Often daydreaming is set up against the idea of being mindful; to be daydreaming is not to be ‘present’ like we should be when we are mindful, right? But what if we were to make our daydreams our object of mindfulness? What if we were to really pay attention to them? The […]

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