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Presence and being present

Making mindful use of your to-do list

Dear Integral Meditators, How can you transform your busy-making ‘to-do’ list into an object of mindfulness? The article below explores one possible way! Heads up for the Get Your Meditation Practice Started Now – The Shortest and Most Time Effective Meditation Workshop Ever next Saturday 16th June, 10-11.30am. And last few days for the mindful stress-transformation coaching […]

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Going from clinging on to enjoying (Attachment to appreciation)

Dear Integral Meditators, What is your relationship to attraction? The article below offers a few thoughts on how you can go about enjoying and appreciating that which you find attractive without clinging or getting unhealthily attached! In short, how to transform attachment into appreciation! And on the theme of ‘stress transformation’ see the coaching offer […]

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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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Mental framing – Sculpting your view of life

Dear Integral Meditators, We are never in 100% charge of what we experience in life, but we can determine the way in which we experience what happens. This week’s article explores how to mindfully take advantage of this truth! In the spirit of sculpting & framing, Toby For those in Singapore: This weeks Tuesday & Wednesday evening meditation class focuses on seven mindful positions that […]

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Mastering your mind through mindfulness – Seven skills

Dear Integral Meditators, What does it mean to be a ‘Master of your mind’? In the article below I outline seven mindful skills that I have found to be particularly useful with regard to my mind, thoughts and thinking. They have continued to be effective for me and deliver value over long periods of time. […]

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Dealing mindfully with anger and conflict in your relationships

Dear Integral Meditators, There is a strong relationship between anger and power. If you can own your anger and learn to wield it as a force for the good in life, your sense of personal power will increase correspondingly. The article also looks at how to mange conflict in your relationships using mindful questions and […]

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Facing what you cannot face (Mindful inoculation)

Dear integral Meditators, This weeks article explores the idea of ‘mindful inoculation’, how you can become stronger and more resilient by deliberately turning and facing your most difficult inner issues. It’s a dimension of the ‘shadow work’ that I do. If you enjoy the article, then do consider joining me for the workshop on 28th […]

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Four functional purposes of moving into stillness

Dear Integral Meditators, Why bother continuing to cultivate stillness and reduced thinking through meditation? The article below considers four compelling reasons to keep you motivated! In the spirit of stillness, Toby Live in Singapore this week: At this Tuesday & Wednesday‘s meditation class we will be focusing on self awareness though meditation, all welcome! If your looking to give your […]

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So how do you still your mind?

Dear Toby Ouvry, You may have heard that meditating means to still the mind, but how do you actually do that, and what are the benefits? The article below considers these questions, and offers a simple practice you can do anytime! At this Tuesday & Wednesday‘s meditation class we will be doing a class on stilling the mind, so […]

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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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