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Presence and being present

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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What is spiritual practice? And why bother engaging in it?

Dear Integral Meditators, Back in 2010 I did a course on ‘Essential Spirituality’. Below are some edited notes on what spirituality is, and what having your own spiritual practice offers you in terms of  value. It also has a practical meditation at the end that you can start working with! Live in Singapore this week: The Tuesday & Wednesday evening […]

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Combating Your Addiction to stimulation (& New Meditation Sleep Technology)

Dear Integral Meditators, In this age of mental over stimulation, how can we find and enhance our peace of mind? The article below considers this question in the context of three qualities, permission, seduction and courage! Beneath the article you’ll see I’ve placed some info about a product from I-Awake called ‘Sound Asleep‘. If you […]

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Solve no problem (& leave no problem unsolved)

Dear Integral Meditators, How can you reduce your stress and anxiety at the same time as becoming more effective at solving your problems? The article below explores a practical mindful perspective on this… For those in Singapore, a final reminder of this Saturday morning’s workshop– The Six Qi Gong Healing sounds: Qi gong For Self-Healing and […]

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