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Visual keys to subtle meditation states

Dear  Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks at how we can start to access subtle levels of consciousness in meditation using simple visual keys. Subtle states of consciousness can make us more creative, calmer, wiser and give us access to greater self awareness and self healing. So all in all they are well worth cultivating! […]

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The body within the body (infinitely small, infinitely big)

Dear  Integral Meditators, In your body, according to the great meditation traditions, there is another body, which when discovered is a wonder. The article below explains a simple(ish) technique to discover it for yourself! for those in Singapore: The Qi gong meditation/workout this Saturday 8th is currently FULL, but the one on the 29th still has places. […]

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Making your body your castle (And watch Toby’s Mindfulness TedX Talk!)

Dear  Integral Meditators, This weeks article gives some simple mindful suggestions for bringing real stability to your life, literally, and even when under pressure! Also, I recently discovered that a TedX talk I gave on mindfulness is up on the web. Its a pretty decent 15min primer on the vision of engaged and integral mindfulness, do have a view! In […]

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Incremental Breathing – Relaxing and energizing at will

Dear  Integral Meditators, How can you use your breathing consciously to both energize and relax yourself at will? The article below offers a simple, easy to practice technique. For those in Singapore, a reminder that the weekly evening meditation classes start again this week, full details here. This Saturday we also have a new  Qi gong meditation […]

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The healing power of awareness; Four insight meditation techniques

Dear  Integral Meditators, This weeks article is on insight meditation, and on the natural healing power of our mind, when we allow it. Its a slightly longer article than usual, with four short techniques you can try out! You can also find below the details of the next series of meditation classes at Integral Meditation Asia beginning […]

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The calm of solidity – Four mindful techniques

Dear Integral Meditators, The ‘calmness of solidity’ means the calmness that can be discovered through the solidity and physicality of your body. In the article below I outline four ways that you can cultivate it both formally and informally to increase the level of your own dynamic calm, which is to say your own ability […]

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Meditation – Centering around simplicity (to thrive on complexity)  

Dear Integral Meditators, We all have complex challenges in our lives these days, how can meditation help you deal better with that? The article below offers one answer! It’s Wesak day today, so wishing you all a happy Buddha’s enlightenment/birthday day today! I’ll be doing a Wesak Day meditation tonight and tomorrow evening, those in Singapore most […]

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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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Breathing from your belly, ducking under your thoughts

Dear Integral Meditators, Effective meditation can often be based around a simple technique. In the article below I describe one practice that has delivered enduring value for me over the days, months and years. Enjoy trying it out! For those in Singapore, a heads up for the Integral meditation & mindful walking deep dive half day retreat on […]

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Meditation as an act of being rather than doing

Dear Integral Meditators, How can meditation help us improve the quality of our life? The article below explores this topic in a practical way. In the spirit of being, Toby Meditation as an act of being rather than doing  The title of this article is extremely useful definition of meditation, and one that is very […]

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