Category Archives: Meditation

Meditation is Dhyana, or stillness of mind. It is not visualisation or possitive affirmation.

Anger…meditation…mindfulness… or Resilience?

Getting off anger – meditation and mindfulness work after the fact, you can learn how to nip it in the bud prior to anger arising. An angry response is a stress reaction. Continue reading

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A Night in Hospital

An unexpected night in hospital with unexpected incidents… Continue reading

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Scientific Meditation Research

There is a plethora of meditation research – the biology of meditation, the psychobiology of meditation, health and well-being outcomes, and research that shows that meditation changes brain structures.

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Starting Your Meditation Practice – Part 1, Time

New to meditation?  Here are some tips on getting yourself established.

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Physical Body, Spiritual Body

Your physical body, spiritual body… can it be so, or do you suppose that the body is totally matter, perishable and not at all spiritual? That the mind is spirit while the body is only the vehicle?. There  could be something quite back-to-front … Continue reading

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Mission Beach – Rainforest in Winter

As winter 2014  approaches, I’m reminded of the time I spend, once a year for a week, in the mysterious rainforest of Northern Queensland. Sanctuary Retreat is not too far north – an hour’s drive south of Cairns. I go in July, … Continue reading

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Meditation – being comfortable with reality

Meditation can do more for us than relieve stress. Continue reading

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Monistic not Monastic

Trying to put “swami” into a Western context is like trying to squeeze a tomato through a keyhole. Sometimes a swami is regarded as a monk.  That seems easy at first, as many spiritual traditions have an established and accepted order of … Continue reading

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Yogic Solutions

All of us have difficult situations and unpleasant people to deal with throughout our lives. If only we could find yogic solutions for having loving engagement with others, easy truthfulness, powerful articulation, clear insight into issues, untouched by manipulative ploys.  … Continue reading

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Shaivite Self-realisation – Notes on a seminar with Mark Dyczcowski

Shaivite Self-Realisation -Notes on a seminar with Mark Dyczcowski Spanda is the action of Shiva – a pulsating throb of consciousness. The tradition through which I explore Being and Reality is formally known as Kashmir Shaivism. In plain English, it … Continue reading

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