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Presence and being present

Is calmer always better?

Dear Integral Meditators, Is the goal of meditation and mindfulness always to make you calmer? The article below considers this question from a number of angles that are important to consider in our day to day practice… In the spirit of dynamic calm, Toby For those in Singapore, this weeks Tuesday & Wednesday class will be meditating […]

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Witnessing like the Sun

Dear Integral Meditators, Taking a position as an observer or witness is a fundamental position that we practice when being mindful, but can it make us too cold and detached? The article below explores this theme, and how to build an integrated and balanced witnessing practice. For those in Singapore, this evening’s  Wednesday class will be […]

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‘Turtling up’ – Dealing mindfully with information overload

Dear Integral Meditators , One of the most challenging aspects of living in the information age is that, as it implies, there is so much information around that we are asked to digest. The article below considers how formal & informal mindfulness can help us with this. For those in Singapore, this Tuesday & Wednesday‘s class will be […]

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What happens when you take a mindful pause?

Dear Integral Meditators, Where are the places in your day where you could start taking a mindful pause, and what might the results and benefits be? The article below offers a practical reflection on this… For those in Singapore, this Tuesday & Wednesday‘s class will be on the Four ‘lessnesses’ of enlightenment, which should be fun. Also, heads up […]

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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 PS: For those in Singapore, reminder that tonight (Tuesday) & also Wednesday evening there is are meditation classes on Creating inner space & insight through witnessing, click […]

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Meditation – Life as a positive mindfulness game

Dear Integral meditators, What if meditation was not something so much that you sit down and ‘do’each day as a way of paying attention to your world? The article below looks at this idea in a practical way. Wishing you all a blessed Wesak day and full moon in Scorpio! Toby PS: For those in […]

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Mindfully building a resilient relationship to yourself – Three levels

Dear Integral Meditators, Over the year I’ve observed that the better my relationship to myself, the more enjoyable my life is, and the more things start to fall in place naturally in their own time for me. The article below explores how to build a healthy relationship to yourself using mindfulness. In the spirit of […]

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‘Linear breathing’ – De-fragmenting your flow of time

Integral Meditators, Mindfulness could be thought of in some ways as a de-fragmentation process for your mind and attention. the article below explores how, specifically with reference to our sense of time. In the spirit of de-fragmentation, Toby PS: Final call for those in Singapore for Meditations for creating a mind of ease, relaxed concentration and positive […]

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Bare attention – developing your inner ‘bird-watcher’

Dear Integral Meditators, Some meditation and mindfulness practices get more complex as we become better at them. Others stay simple, but continue to grow in depth. The practice of bare attention explained below is an example of the latter, a simple practice that stays simple, but grows in depth. In the spirit of mindful observation, […]

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Mindfulness, beauty & slowing the effects of ageing

Dear Integral Meditators, Youthfulness and ‘staying young’ is something that a lot of people are concerned with for many different reasons. The article below explains how mindfulness can help us age slower, more gently and more gracefully. In the spirit of beauty, Toby PS: If you are in Singapore and want to practice some mindfulness due […]

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