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Finding Permanence Within the Impermanent and Fulfillment Within the Dissatisfying

Dear Integral Meditators, One of the main qualities that I teach in my “Mind of Ease” meditation classes is that really core to the “Ease” is to learn to identify aspects of our moment to moment experience that are permanent, solid and reliable. In the article below I explore this theme, I hope you enjoy it! Yours […]

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Three Levels of Self, Three Levels of Focus-in-Time

Dear Everyone, Meditation practice encourages us to keep asking the question “who am I?” and to continue to bring awareness to the different aspects of self that we become aware of as we continue to ask this question. This weeks article looks at three different aspects of self, and how we can start to use […]

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Dark Goddess, Bright Goddess, Weaver Goddess

Hi Integral Meditators, Seems like there is a lot of new and regenerative energy around these last two weeks or so, after a month of everything seeming to drop out of my life, sure enough here comes all the new growth taking advantage of the new space! One of the main paradigms that I use for this mysterious […]

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Tapping into the Ever Present Abundance of Happiness

Hi Toby, This weeks article looks at how we can find an ever present abundance of happiness “right under our nose” so to speak. I really believe that a practice like this only gets more important and more relevant as our planet becomes ever more crowded and interconnected, and the need for us all to “think as […]

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Zen Meditation on the Body Within the Body (Within the Body)

Hi Everyone, This weeks meditation article focuses on the Zen meditation on the body within the body. The first part of the meditation, separating our actual body from our conceptual image of our body is a traditional Zen technique. The second part, dropping the body and resting in the pure awareness body is my own addition […]

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The Inevitability of Peace, Happiness and Fulfillment

Hi Everyone, This week’s article looks at the a perspective on happiness and wellbeing that I have been finding particularly useful over the last couple of weeks, so much so that I felt I would like to pass it on to people, I hope you enjoy it! Yours in the spirit of inevitable peace, Toby […]

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Six Aspects of Sacred Sexuality

Hi Everyone! In this week’s article I give a quick guided tour to the uses of sexual energy in spiritual practice. I would venture to say that most of you may not have seen all these different practices in a single article, and I hope you’ll find it of interest! Detailed below is also the […]

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Seven Aspects of Building a Sacred Spiritual Practice in Your Life

Hi Everyone, This week’s newsletter takes as its theme some of the different factors that need to come together in our life to cultivate a sense of the sacred in our life. Yours in the spirit of the daily sacred,     Toby   Seven Aspects of Building a Sacred Spiritual Practice in Your Life Within […]

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Can Meditation Help You Find Your Life’s Purpose? (and Qi gong classes for January)

Hi Everyone, I hope you had a relaxing and fulfilling Christmas and Boxing day, I had a very pleasant time, just about the right balance of sociability, good food and quiet reflection! With the new year approaching I my thoughts have been turning (like many people) to what I would most like to focus on […]

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Reconnecting to a Sense of Wonder (Our Goldilocks Planet)

Hi Everyone, This week’s article focuses on generating a sense of wonder, which is a desirable internal condition for enjoying and appreciating the Christmas season! Last week’s meditation class on “Going from no self to the expanded self” is now available as a recording, if anyone is interested in obtaining a copy you can go HERE. Finally, you […]

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