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Presence and being present

Breaking Like a Wave (plus new ‘Turning-In’ meditation track)

Dear Integral Meditators, Often we find ourselves struggling in our life to ‘keep it together’, but what if we were to learn how to ‘break apart’ in order to come back together effortlessly and easily? This is one of the main benefits of skillful meditation, and it is what the article below explores. There is […]

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Wolf Therapy – The Subtle Dimensions of Meditation and the Mind

Dear Integral Meditators, What if there were an endlessly creative and imaginative aspect of your mind that you could learn to tap into at will? The article below explores how you can discover this domain by developing the the subtle dimension of your meditation practice. The meditation workshop this Saturday afternoon is an exploration of […]

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Moving From Anxiety to Excitement

Dear Integral Meditators, What would happen if you could respond to the uncertainty and absence of control that you sometimes have in your life with excitement rather than anxiety? The article below explores how you can mindfully start going about doing this… Yours in the spirit of opening to excitement, Toby Moving From Anxiety to […]

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What Happens When You Are Not Afraid of Fear?

Dear Integral Meditators, What happens if you are not afraid of fear? Actually you could just sit down and ask yourself that question like a zen koan and see where it takes you and get some productive results. But I’ve also written an article on it below! In the spirit of not being afraid, Toby […]

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Natural Happiness

Dear Integral Meditators, To be a meditator means to get in touch with your natural happiness. The article below explains something of what I mean by this. Yours in the spirit of natural happiness, Toby Natural Happiness I feel happy because… A common tactic and one that I use myself for becoming happier is simply […]

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Intending, Abiding, Determining – Three Aspects of Effective Meditation

Dear Integral Meditators, If you want to be good at something, then you need to have a clear model around which you base your attempts to improve. The article below explains a very simple three stage model that you can apply to your meditation practice to improve its effectiveness. In the spirit of deeper competence […]

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For Every Suffering a Joy (Cultivating Positive Non-Attachment)

Dear Integral Meditators, Can your practice of non-attachment be joyful? Can you be joyful without clinging tightly to the things that make you happy? The article below explores how you can start… Yours in the spirit of the joyfully non-attached, Toby For Every Suffering a Joy (Cultivating Positive Non-Attachment) In the Buddhist practice that I […]

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Three Dimensions of Mindful Daydreaming

Dear Integral Meditators, Often daydreaming is set up against the idea of being mindful; to be daydreaming is not to be ‘present’ like we should be when we are mindful, right? But what if we were to make our daydreams our object of mindfulness? What if we were to really pay attention to them? The […]

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Defence Against Bliss

Dear Integral Meditators, Sometimes it is tough to accept pain, sufffering and disappointment, but wierdly it can be equally tough to accept bliss, love and wellbeing. The artlcle below offers a personal reflection on why this can sometimes be so. Beneath the article there is some information on the Schumman Holophonic Meditationfrom I-Awake. It is […]

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Acceptance & Forgiveness – The Difference

Dear Integral Meditators, In some situations it seems like we are faced with a choice of either forgiving and letting go of something difficult that has happened to us, or holding onto it and continuing to experience anger, grief and negativity about it. But is there a third option? The article below examines the relationship […]

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