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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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Your Ego as Resistance to What is Present

Hi Everyone, The theme of this week’s newsletter is the perennial spiritual theme of learning to live more fully into the present moment. This week’s article is on the subject of how and why our ego resists living in the present moment, and gives a specific technique for us to start tackling this resistance. Yours in […]

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Meditating on the Music of the Mind

Hi Everyone, This weeks newsletter article describes a meditation form that I am very fond of; meditating on the inner music of the mind. The basic technique is quite simple, but the practice itself has many different levels, so I hope you enjoy exploring it! Yours in the spirit of the inner music of the […]

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The Four Types of Present Moment Awareness

Hi Everyone, Wishing you all the very best for the upcoming Chinese year of the water dragon, which I believe starts today! Please find below an article detailing not one but four types of present moment experience that we can cultivate, I hope you enjoy it! Yours in the spirit of presence and being present, Toby   […]

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Zen and the Liberating Power of Non-Duality

Hi Everyone! The focus of this week’s newsletter is Zen meditation. Zen below you can find information on a workshop I will be doing this coming Wednesday evening 18th of January on “An Introduction to Meditation from the Perspective of Zen”. Beneath that I explore in an article the practice of non-duality as seen from the perspective of Zen meditation. […]

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Using Landscape to Connect to Our Primally Enlightened Nature (and the First Meditation Class of the Year)

Hi Everyone, This week’s article continues in the mystical vein of last week’s article, and looks specifically at how nature, landscape and weather can become our meditation teacher! These are also themes we will be touching on in the Wednesday evening class. Yours in the spirit of awakening through landscape, Toby Article of the Week: […]

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Five Stages in the Path of the Mystic (and Weekend Walking Meditation)

Dear Integral Meditators, First of all wishing you the happiest of new years, and all the very best for 2012! Especially I hope it brings you all a renewed sense of creative participation in the mystery that we call life! This week’s article is on the five stages of the path of the mystic, a mystic […]

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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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The Gateway to the Expanded Self and to Universal Love and Compassion

Hi Everyone, This week’s article gives some basic pointing out instructions for how we can transform our ordinary, deluded self sense into the universal or expanded self sense of a Bodhisattva, someone whose primary motivation is to liberate all living beings from their pain and bestow upon them lasting freedom and happiness. It is a […]

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