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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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What is spiritual practice? And why bother engaging in it?

Dear Integral Meditators, Back in 2010 I did a course on ‘Essential Spirituality’. Below are some edited notes on what spirituality is, and what having your own spiritual practice offers you in terms of  value. It also has a practical meditation at the end that you can start working with! Live in Singapore this week: The Tuesday & Wednesday evening […]

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Content but never Satisfied

Dear Integral Meditators, Superficially, it seems like contentment and dis-satisfaction are either/or states of mind, you are either in one or other of them. But what if it were possible to combine the positive expression of  both into a single mindset? The article below explores a mindful method for doing just that! Live in Singapore […]

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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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Combating Your Addiction to stimulation (& New Meditation Sleep Technology)

Dear Integral Meditators, In this age of mental over stimulation, how can we find and enhance our peace of mind? The article below considers this question in the context of three qualities, permission, seduction and courage! Beneath the article you’ll see I’ve placed some info about a product from I-Awake called ‘Sound Asleep‘. If you […]

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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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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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