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Meditation and Psychology

Mindfulness of feelings – The principle of flow

Dear Integral Meditators, In my writings on mindfulness I speak quite a lot about the principle of flow. In the article below I explore it with regard to mindfulness of our feelings, and how to create a healthy, self-cleansing emotional body by using a simple image and exercise. In the spirit of the flowing river, […]

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Lazy compassion

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article is about how to use mindfulness to be as ergonomic as possible in the development of your deepest compassionate potential. In the spirit of our naturally compassionate awareness, Toby Lazy compassion (compassion & care through awareness) I was doing mindfulness coaching with some executives last week. At one point […]

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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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Witnessing – Being That Which is Not

Dear Integral Meditators, What does it really mean to ‘be the mindful witness?’ and why is it useful to us? This weeks article seeks to answer these questions in a practical way. For those in Singapore, last call for the upcoming workshop: Saturday April 30th, 2.30-5.30pm – Mindful Self Confidence: Developing your self-confidence, self-belief & self-trust through […]

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Making Objects of Your Subjects

Dear Integral Meditators, How does mindfulness help you grow and develop your mind? This weeks article considers this question from the perspective of subjects and objects, and offers a simple practice to start focusing upon. In the spirit of inner growth, Toby Making Objects of Your Subjects Mindfulness essentially is about learning to watch and […]

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Independent Interdependence

Dear Integral Meditators, How can we be more mindful of the space that lies between us as individuals and ourselves as members of a community that we depend upon? This weeks article looks at how we can start to investigate important dimension of mindfulness practice in a practical way. For those in Singapore, quick reminder […]

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The Middle Way

Dear Integral Meditators, What might a mindful path of balance & harmony look like? This weeks article examines this using the paradigm of the middle way. For those in Singapore please note in addition to the weekly Wednesday evening class there is also an additional monthly class in the centre of town starting on 21st […]

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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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Think Well or Don’t Think

Dear Integral Meditators, What would happen to your quality of life if you chose to think more carefully about what you think? This weeks article explains a practical method with which you can start to explore this question. In the spirit of thought-art, Toby Think Well or Don’t Think Here’s a mindful game that you can […]

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