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Presence and being present

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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The Laughter of the Young and the Ancient

Dear Integral Meditators, What if when something in your life went seriously wrong, the first thing that you did was laugh open-heartedly? Perhaps there is a part of us that already does, and the article below explores how to connect to him/her/it! This Saturday if you are in Singapore we have two meditation workshops, do […]

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Mindful Work Effectiveness Secrets (From an Ex-Monk)

Dear Integral Meditators, Coming to the world of business from being a monk was not easy for me. The article below explains a bit about how I started to use what I had learned as a monk to become effective in my daily work as a business person running my own company. Yours in the […]

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The Absence of Resolution

Dear Integral Meditators, What happens if instead of trying to solve your problems all the time you simply try and experience them mindfully?  The article below explores this idea and practice. Final reminder that the special offer on the online course ‘The six stages of love – romantic love as a path to healing and […]

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A Mind Like Water

Dear Integral Meditators, One of the challenging things about meditation and a mind of meditation is that you have to have experience of it in order to ‘get it’. Thus for those who have not experienced it, it can seem very abstract. This is where using images comes in handy, as the image itself can […]

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The Soft Strength of Mud and Blood

Dear Integral Meditators, Seems like the theme of my articles since the turn of the year seem to be centering around finding strength through softness, the article below offers a slightly different take on this… Yours in the spirit of mud and blood, Toby Upcoming Courses at Integral Meditation Asia : Special offer for 1:1 […]

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A Butterfly in the Wind

Dear Integral Meditators, What does inner strength mean to you, and how do you go about trying to obtain it? In this weeks article I offer a personal reflection on this, and how sometimes we can create unnecessary limits on our inner strength by believing that it can only come in a certain way. Yours […]

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