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“The True Self”

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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That Which Solves All Your Problems and None

Dear Integral Meditators, All of us crave a final solution to all our problems, a place where we can go and find true peace. The good news is that such a solution it always available to us in each moment.  The challenge is that after we have solved all our problems in this way, we […]

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Does God Exist? A Meditators Perspective (and what to tell your kids)

Dear Integral Meditators, Many spiritual paths and religions and  take “God-realization” as their object of attainment, but what if you can’t find God? This weeks article takes both a playful and serious look at this issue. Complementary reading would be  the article on “The Four Less-nesses of Enlightenment” that I wrote a few weeks back. […]

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The Mothers of God

“We are all meant to be mothers of God…for God is always needing to be born.” ― Meister Eckhart Normally in meditative literature we are used to seeing ourselves being compared to children, and the Divine being compared to a mother or father figure. But what if we, as Meister Eckhart does in the quote […]

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Is Meditation about Stress Management or About Enlightenment?

Dear *|FNAME|, What is the reason that we meditate and practice mindfulness? This is the subject of this weeks article, it is one of those questions that it is very useful to be clear on! The main development at Integral Meditation Asia this week is that  I have created a newshadow coaching service. As many of you […]

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The Way to Be Ok, Always – Liberation and the Witness Self

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks at the cultivation of the witness self in meditation, and why we should be interested in it! Yours in the spirit of “ok, always”, Toby   The Way to Be Ok, Always – Liberation and the Witness Self Cultivating the experience of the witness self means to cultivate […]

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Fulfillment of the Ego, Fulfillment of the Soul, Fulfillment of Spirit

Dear All, I hope this message finds you well, this weeks article compares and contrasts the needs and desires of the ego, the soul and the spirit within us, and how we can begin satisfying their different desires for happiness and fulfillment together, rather than have them competing against each other. When I was in […]

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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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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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