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One Minute Mindfulness

Building Your Compassion and Reducing Your Own Suffering, Everyday

Dear Integral Meditators, I hope you are enjoying the run up to the Easter weekend, I’m currently in the process of planning the classes and workshops for the last couple of weeks in April, which will be about developing an integral perspective on meditation as a practice for physical, mental and spiritual healing, I should have the details […]

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Re-Contextualizing Our Biological Fear

Dear Toby, This weeks article looks at biological fear, and how we can work to mindfully re-direct its functioning in our mind so that it is working for us rather than against us in our life. This re-directing of our biological fear and learning to relax into a mind of safety and ease is one of the topics […]

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Three Types of Creativity Arising From Mindfulness and Meditation

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article focuses on mindfulness and meditation in relation to our creative capacity, and how we can enhance three types of creative power within ourself through regular mindfulness practice. Enjoy! Yours integrally, Toby Three Types of Creativity Arising From Mindfulness and Meditation One of the simplest ways to start understanding how […]

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The Inevitability of the Present Moment

Dear Integral Meditators, I’d like to wish you a very happy new lunar new year of the snake, whatever winding and twisting roads that it may take us on! This weeks article reflects on the fact that one of the main goal of mindfulness and meditation; that of living in the present is in fact […]

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Why Meditation and Mindfulness Won’t Reduce your Stress (and why this is a good thing)

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article takes a bit of a closer look at exactly what it is that meditation is supposed to do for us. I look at the idea of mindfulness as stress reduction, and offer a new, what I think is in many ways a more constructive and beneficial perspective within which […]

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Meditation at Christmas – Mindful Eating

Dear Integral Meditators, Sincerest best wishes to you and your family for the Christmas season  from myself and Integral Meditation Asia. Enjoy this weeks article! Yours in the spirit of the journey, Toby Mindful Eating As Your Object of Meditation The Christmas season is upon us, which, amongst other things involves gathering together to enjoy […]

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Light-Heartedness as Your Object of Meditation (Plus January ’13 Meditation Workshop Schedule)

Hi Everyone, Light-heartedness is the them of this weeks article, a seriously important meditation if you ask me! The new Integral Meditation Asia schedule of classes is out for January 2013.We have two evening mini-workshops, firstly on the “Essential Meditation of the Buddha” and secondly Zen Meditation (Zen workshop hosted by Gallery Helios), as well as the increasingly popular Mind of […]

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Resting in Safety, Thriving on Risk

Dear Everyone, Do you ever have the experience when you sit down to meditate but you find that your mind and body are so tightly wound up that it takes three quarters of the session to stop fighting with them and actually enjoying some peace of mind? The practice of “Resting in Safety” is one that I […]

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Avoiding the Lose-Lose Perspective Trap

Dear All, I hope this message finds you well, just in case you were wondering why the last few emails have not had a note from me at the top, I have been busy planning new classes and courses for the beginning of September. In particular I am in the process of starting an organization […]

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Meditation, the Salt Analogy and How Our Self-Sense Changes as Our Meditation Practice Evolves

The salt analogy is this; if you put a teaspoon in a cup of water, stir it in and then taste it, it tastes horrible. However, if you take a bucket of water, stir a teaspoon full of salt into it and then take a sip of it, it will still taste basically ok. In […]

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