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Your Meditation Practice May Not be What You Think (Old Men Who Spit and Throw Stones)

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article features a reflection on a period of my own meditation practice in the year immediately following my ordination as a Buddhist Monk. Our life challenges come in a variety of different ways, sometimes they come in ways we can anticipate and other times not so much! This coming week […]

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Re-Contextualizing Our Biological Fear

Dear Toby, This weeks article looks at biological fear, and how we can work to mindfully re-direct its functioning in our mind so that it is working for us rather than against us in our life. This re-directing of our biological fear and learning to relax into a mind of safety and ease is one of the topics […]

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Emotional Detachment, Emotional Repression – The Difference

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks at a basic skill for anyone wanting to develop a healthy and harmonious consciousness; the ability to avoid repressing emotion when trying to detach from it! As you can see below I have included a couple of basic diagrams to try and help with the explanation, hopefully you’ll find that they help […]

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Four Types of Mindful Coaching Conversation

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks at one basic integral coaching model that I use both in my own coaching work and for my personal inner growth, it is simple by it has a lot of depth and nuance to explore. The main meditation classes and course for March are the ongoing Shadow Meditation Classes, and the three […]

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Shadow Analogies – The Stone in Your Shoe, the Grain of Sand in the Oyster Shell

Dear Integral Meditators, The remainder of February for me is all about facilitating meditations on the shadow self, so this weeks article looks at two ways of understanding how working with the shadow self is really of tremendous value, and even become a lot of fun once we develop a taste for it! Toby The […]

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Soft Forms of Psychic Self Defence

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks at some somewhat counter-intuitive forms of inner psychic defence, which I hope you will enjoy and be able to relate to. Yours in the spirit of strength in softness, Toby   Soft forms of Psychic Self-Defence  Normally when we think of psychic self-defence, both in the sense of defence from […]

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How to Stop Painful Feelings Becoming Negative Emotions

Dear All, Normally in conversation we use the word feelings and emotion as if they were the same. This weeks article looks at the distinction that can be made between emotions and feelings, and how this can be used in order to prevent difficult emotions arising from painful feelings. I think you will find it […]

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Depth of Pain = Depth of Pleasure

Hi Everyone, I hope this newsletter finds you well, many thanks to all of you who came to yesterdays Integral Meditation Practice Workshop, it was a pleasure to spend time practicing mediation with you! Please not there is a six week Integral Meditation Practice Course beginning on 31st of October, click on the link below […]

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When Present Moment Awareness Comes Naturally

Dear All, Wouldn’t it be nice if living in the present was something that came naturally to us, rather than our having to exert all this effort to drag our minds back into the here and now and away from all our frenetic mental over activity? Well, the good news is that natural present moment […]

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Mind of Ease Q&A: What to do When you are Overwhelmed by Negativity

Press play below to listen to the Mind of Ease 15minute Q&A Session on “What to do when you are overwhelmed by negativity”: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Alternatively you can download the recording onto your computer by right clicking here: Mind of Ease Q&A Sept 2012 Here is a summary of the […]

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