meditation

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BHAVANA: How we grow as knowledge cultivators

BHAVANA: How we grow as knowledge cultivators

Bhavana, meaning to cultivate or develop but commonly used in Buddhism as a word for meditation, once again flashes before my...
March 14, 2016 × 1 comment

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BRING HEAVEN TO EARTH: Authentic meditation means focusing on self-expression rather than self-realization

BRING HEAVEN TO EARTH: Authentic meditation means focusing on self-expression rather than self-realization

Every evening after work he descended into his small basement apartment, assumed a lotus position in front of a blank space of...
December 7, 2015 × 2 comments

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THE IN BREATH AND THE OUT: Using guided breath meditation to transform dead feelings

THE IN BREATH AND THE OUT: Using guided breath meditation to transform dead feelings

Barbara and I sat across from one another in straight-backed chairs. She suggested that I sit with my feet flat on the floor and...
December 2, 2015 × 2 comments

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MEDITATION AND SUCCESS: How to develop a consistent meditation practice

MEDITATION AND SUCCESS: How to develop a consistent meditation practice

Reprinted from SUPER GENES. Copyright © 2015 by Deepak Chopra, D.D., and Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D. Published by Harmony Books,...
November 11, 2015 × 0 comments

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Guided Meditation to Open Up Your Energy Centres

Guided Meditation to Open Up Your Energy Centres

The following article is excerpted from Tantra for the West: A Direct Path to Living the Life of Your Dreams by Marc Allen, a...
October 8, 2015 × 1 comment

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SITTING IN THE WILDERNESS: How the Buddha and Christ overcame their obstacles in meditation

SITTING IN THE WILDERNESS: How the Buddha and Christ overcame their obstacles in meditation

Ah… summertime is here, and where I live, here in the northeastern part of the good old U.S.A., summertime means that nature...
August 14, 2015 × 0 comments

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LEARNING TO BE ALONE: Accessing your inner stillness through meditation

LEARNING TO BE ALONE: Accessing your inner stillness through meditation

Excerpted from Opening to Meditation: A Gentle, Guided Approach, in which author Diana Lang aims to guide and support all readers,...
June 7, 2015 × 0 comments

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FROM MARTIAL ARTS TO THE ASHRAM: A Yogananda disciple’s journey towards inner peace

FROM MARTIAL ARTS TO THE ASHRAM: A Yogananda disciple’s journey towards inner peace

Excerpted from Meditation as a Way of Life by Reverend Alan Pritz, a guide to the meditative life based on the teachings of Paramahansa...
April 8, 2015 × 2 comments

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ACCESSING THE SPACE WITHIN: A guided relaxation meditation to come to stillness

ACCESSING THE SPACE WITHIN: A guided relaxation meditation to come to stillness

Through stillness, you can access what is unconscious and bring it to the surface. You can watch your mind with detachment and...
March 14, 2015 × 0 comments