Checking in

It's not uncommon for people to take up meditation as a means of checking-out. Meditation sounds to them like it might be a good cheap way to escape from the stresses and hassles of the 9 - 5 grind. Like going on a Friday night bender but waking up without the...

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Healthy Mental Habits

Meditation teaches you how to relax, how to calm your nervous system, and with practice, how to generate states of mind characterised by clarity and contentment. It works best, however, in conjunction with healthy mental habits. Unfortunately there's no guarantee that...

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Just a short thank you note from KS in Adelaide. Your newsletters are fantastic and I always feel inspired by the content.

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Newsletter Archive

Just a short thank you note from KS in Adelaide. Your newsletters are fantastic and I always feel inspired by the content. View current or past issues of our newsletter by selecting from below. If recent...

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Guaranteed Calm

This is a series of six short (spot) meditations. Each of them can be done in as little as 30 to 90 seconds, or extended out to 5 minutes or more. When sequenced (in any order) they provide a useful template for a meditation of anywhere between 10 and 40 minutes in...

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Thought Management Strategies

by Eric Harrison. How to manage troublesome thoughts. The success of any meditation usually depends on how well you handle the thoughts, sensations and feelings that are disturbing you. Trying to ignore or suppress them usually doesn't work well for very long....

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Instead of instructions (or rules) to be followed, there are three conditions influencing what one does as meditation. These three conditions are obvious, commonplace, and concrete, so much so, I will use the words my students have repeatedly chosen for them: gentleness, permission, and interest.

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Three Conditions for an Independent Meditation Practice

Instead of instructions (or rules) to be followed, there are three conditions influencing what one does as meditation. These three conditions are obvious, commonplace, and concrete, so much so, I will use the words my students have repeatedly chosen for them:...

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Walking Meditation

I must admit that I'm not a fan of walking meditation — at least, not in the way it's typically presented. I am however, a great fan of walking. And I like to meditate as I walk. I don't shuffle around like a zombie staring at his feet though: I walk at a normal pace,...

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