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meditation and creativity

Combining your beginners mind with your experienced mind

Dear Integral Meditators, The ‘beginners mind’ is a fundamental concept in mindfulness and meditation, particularly in Zen practice. The article below explores how you can go about combining your beginners mind with what I call ‘your experienced mind’, in order to create something that is better than both! In the spirit of new beginnings and […]

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Earth Dog Days (& CNY live & online meditation)

Dear Integral Meditators, How can you use meditation to enrich your imagination in a way that has a positive, practical impact your life? The article below explores how… Beneath the article you will see the details of next weeks Chinese New Year meditation. You can do it live or online, all welcome! In the spirit of […]

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The Eye of the Storm – Finding peace in the non-peace

Dear Integral Meditators, What would happen if in the moments when you were feeling most disturbed and out of balance you were able to find a place of peace within that same moment? The article below explores how you can begin to do so. Live in Singapore this week: The Tuesday & Wednesday evening meditation classes will be on this […]

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The Fundamental Game of Mindfulness – Three Stages

Dear Integral Meditators, You will never be able to entirely control what happens in your life. In fact, sometimes you may feel that you are not in control of your life at all. However, you do have control of the way in which you pay attention to what you experience. Engaged mindfulness is all about […]

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Four Positions for Wrestling with your Dark Angels

Dear Integral Meditators, When you find yourself wrestling with difficult or challenging mind-states, what mindfulness practices can you actually ‘do’ that will make a difference? The article below investigates four practical ‘mindful positions’ that you can start working with. For those in Singapore, we will be exploring these positions in the Tuesday & Wednesdayevening classes, and doing related […]

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Wrestling with your Dark Angels

Dear Integral Meditators, What happens when your meditation practice becomes difficult or challenging due to your life circumstances, and how can you keep going? The article below explores this using the image of our having ‘Dark Angels’. Enjoy! For those in Singapore, a final reminder for the Integral meditation & mindful walking deep dive half day […]

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Leaping like a Tiger (Mindful of your Self-Concept)

Dear Integral Meditators, Is your idea of who you are helping you or hindering you in your life? The article below explores this question, and how you can start to apply it to your own expediences in a practical way! Quick reminder of the special offer on the 1:1 Mindfulness Coaching service; 10% off for any set of […]

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Mindful Gentleness & Kindness – Three Reflections

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article explores gentleness as a theme. In particular ways in which I have been using mindfulness creatively to explore and integrate gentleness into my real-time experience. Wishing you all the very best for the upcoming new year celebrations, for those in Singapore, you can catch the 2018 New year releasing and […]

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Two Meditation Gateways (& Online Winter Solstice meditation)

Dear Toby, As we head gradually toward the end of the year I’m sharing an article I wrote about twelve months ago  on ‘Two meditation gateways’. These two gateways are nice places to  sit with at this slightly more reflective time of year. Beneath the article there are the details of an ‘Online Winter Solstice Meditation‘ […]

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The Gifts & wounds of Our Ancestors

Dear Integral Meditators, Happy Samhain & All Hallows eve (aka Haloween) everyone! Its a great time to sit down & do a bit of reflection on our genertic & spiritual ancestors. The article below offers a few pointers for gentle contemplation. Those in Singapore, if you fancy doing a meditation on the subject then do […]

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