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Zen Meditation

Awakening to where you are (Polarity meditation & sitting)

“Polarity meditation gives us access to immediate, simple states of awakening, whilst at the same time allowing us to work with a wide variety of opposing forces in our life, creating a state of balanced harmony, between them, rather than imbalance and conflict” Dear Integral Meditators, Awakening in meditation is very simple, but it s […]

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Dynamic Calm (Plus new Online Integral Meditation & Mindfulness Course)

“The main point about a koan is that it is a dynamic and experiential way to break through you overactive, anxious conceptual mind into a direct, non-thinking experience of awareness itself.” Dear Integral Meditators, My Tuesday & Wednesday  classes this week explore the Zen koan. If you enjoy the article below, then feel free to join us, live […]

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Signless-ness – Meeting your reality as it is

“One of the main points of contemplating signlessness is to realize that the world that we experience directly, and the world that we ‘think’ we see with our conceptual mind are two different things” Dear Integral Meditators, My Tuesday & Wednesday  classes this week will be on the subject of signless-ness, so here’s an article on the subject. […]

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Finding fulfilment within the dissatisfying

“Meditation enables us to enjoy the ever changing and transforming world around and within us, whilst at the same time resting secure in an identity that is not subject to that change, that is reliable, solid and liberated” Dear Integral Meditators, My Tuesday & Wednesday  classes this week continue the theme of Meditation from the perspective of Zen, where we will […]

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Aimlessness – The broken arrow

“Practiced in balance, the aimless life and the ‘on purpose’ life are complementary and mutually enhancing polarities within our mindfulness practice” Dear Toby, Much of meditation is about learning to appreciate spaces and absences as much as objects and things. This weeks article is an invitation to discover the value of an aimless life, with all that […]

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Zen Mountains, Zen Doorways

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article outlines two simple meditation techniques. ‘Zen mountain’ is a sitting form that I have been using in the recent Zen series as a basic practice. This Tuesday & Wednesday  classes are on the theme of  “Host and guest in Zen meditation”, so if you enjoy the article, do feel free to join us, live […]

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Four Types of Present Moment

“Drop your sense of time temporarily, become like a tree or a rock or a baby, with awareness that has forgotten all sense of time and abides in the peaceful space of the pre-present” Dear Integral Meditators, What if I told you there were four types of present moment, not just one? This weeks article […]

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What’s keeping me from relaxing in the present moment?

“If meditation is keeping our mind in the present moment, then a useful question to ask ourselves each day is: What is it within my experience of the present moment right now that I am resisting?” Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article continues the Zen theme, exploring a counter-intuitive way of moving more deeply into […]

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Zen Flowers (New course starts Tues/Weds)

“Put most simply, Zen is a calm, peaceful state of being that you can use to rest and observe in. You can also use it to create a state of ‘dynamic calm’ within which you do your daily activities; weathering your storms with it and enhancing your joys and victories” Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article […]

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Liberation from the seeking mind

“Stop seeking and practice arriving“ Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks at meditation as a type of non-seeking through which you can find inner liberation. Its a practice that I enjoy tremendously myself! The Integral Mindfulness Program for Coaches, Counselors & Therapists in July is now no longer on a 20% early bird offer, but […]

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