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Primal Spirituality

Not over-sharpening your blade (the three ‘uns’)

Dear Integral Meditators, The article below explores the image of the sharpened blade, and its relevance to the practice of integrated mindfulness. In the spirit of the blade of the mind, Toby Not over-sharpening your blade (the three ‘uns’) ‘Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.’ – Tao Te Ching chapter 9 The fear […]

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Mindfulness, Meditation & Non-Ordinary Reality

Dear Integral Meditators, Its the Easter weekend, which is potentially a time for a little bit of deeper reflection, so this weeks article focuses on the relationship between mindfulness, meditation and altered states of mind. I hope you enjoy it! On a slightly different note, you can see a 15 minute video of me talking about […]

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Dropping Your Self

Dear Integral Meditators, What happens when you simply stop thinking about yourself for a while? What benefits might there be? The article below explores these questions in a mindfulness context, enjoy! In the spirit of the no-self, Toby Dropping Your Self When I was a Buddhist monk doing my studies there was a lot of […]

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Why Meditate on & with Animals?

I was asked the other day why I continue to guide workshops and classes on meditating with animals, given that to some of my client group it may seem a bit ‘strange’. Here are a few reasons to consider why meditating with animals is of great value, with a short practice at the end to […]

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Your Emotions as Horses

Dear Integral Meditators, Because emotions are non-linear in their behaviour, quite often images can work better than direct instructions as to how we can go about working with them in a healthy way. The article below considers our emotions as horses. Final call for those in Singapore for the Positive Mindset integral meditation class tomorrow, […]

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Deeper Meaning, Meaningless, Deeply Meaningless

Dear Integral Meditors, What do we mean by ‘spiritual?’ the article below explores the relationship between spirituality as a quest for meaning and spirituality as a discipline that requires going beyond the quest for meaning. You’ll see what i mean when you read it! In the spirit of the journey, Toby Deeper Meaning, Meaningless, Deeply […]

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Letting Ideas Grow Mindfully Though You

Dear Integral Meditators, Why meditate? One reason worth thinking about is that it is a way of keeping yourself creatively energized by learning to tap into deeper levels of our collective consciousness. The article below explores this theme… Two workshops in Singapore this Saturday, details are immediately below! In the spirit of Toby This Saturday […]

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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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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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