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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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There is Always Something to Feel Insecure About

Hi Everyone, Back in the 1950’s Allan Watts wrote a book called “The Wisdom of Insecurity”. Although written a while back for me it is still one of the most interesting and useful guides on making friends with our insecurity that I have found. This weeks article takes a look at insecurity, and what we can […]

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Mindfulness of the Sacred

Hi Everyone, How much of your day is spent in expereintial touch with a sense of the sacred as you understand it? How would your life be different if you were to deliberately cultivate that connection to the sacred? This weeks article explores this question. You can also find below the dates and titles for […]

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Zen Flowers, Zen Doorways

Hi Everyone, This week’s newsletter looks at Zen meditation practice from two lenses, firstly there is the class this coming Wednesday 22nd February entitled “Zen and the Flower of Life” which looks at Zen practice from the perspective of the original teaching of the Buddha from which Zen meditation is said to derive. Secondly, this week’s meditation […]

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Dropping Your Conceptual Leaves

Hi Everyone, This week’s article focuses on the value of adopting a periodically more minimal mental approach to our life’s challenges. Yours in the spirit of the journey, Toby Dropping Your Conceptual Leaves Seasonally the beginning of November in the northern hemisphere sees the change from autumn to winter, the leaves having started to turn […]

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