I used to think I was not a meditator. After all, meditation is that practice where individuals sit in pretzel postures, focus intently on the ebb and flow of each deeply-drawn, slowly-exhaled breath and attempt to make their minds as open as a cloudless summer sky, right? Not necessarily. In truth, there are numerous forms of meditation encompassing disparate approaches ...

There is a profound difference between meditating in solitude and meditating in a group. The following method is one that I developed and use regularly to synchronize with group partners and exercise energy perception and control. There are two underlying precepts for this exercise that I encourage you to visualize during the process.   First, visualize that you are a four ...

#1 You Love Your Feet You pay a lot of money for your shoes but it’s worth it because they are sooo comfortable. Mostly you don’t wear anything with heels except when you are feeling particularly bad-ass and powerful and so don a pair of thick heeled boots and stomp around feeling like you rule the universe. You love getting ...

Most species experience two states in their physical body, either awake or asleep. In fact, there is a third state between the two, that is to keep the mind awake but let the body fall asleep. And this is exactly what meditation achieves. With this in mind, it is not difficult to understand that all the fantastical sensations that arise ...

Riopy is a world renowned pianist, who plays beautiful lullabies as unique as his life story. Last month, Kevin interviewed Riopy about how meditation influences his music, and the backstory is fascinating and heartbreaking. Growing up in a cult, Riopy experienced hardships most people could never imagine. Rather than letting the pain harden his heart, he created an amazing legacy ...

I remember my death well. It was February 15th, 2011. I was a social worker at Robina Hospital on Australia’s Gold Coast at the time, specialising in mental health counselling. I had been involved in community engagement for a number of years: I served as a community development worker, a mental health ambassador for Beyond Blue, a national speaker, and ...

1 One of the central tenets of most Buddhist doctrines is the notion that, when it comes down to it, there is no such thing as the finite, individual “self.” When I refer to myself as “I”, this subject to which I reflexively refer is really in some sense illusory, and the same is true of any other finite subject ...

The story of how Chan Meditation helped me grow my income by 10x, gain peace and happiness in life, and heal my relationship with my father. ...

Modern Western Psychology (our entire paradigm of analyzing the “unconscious mind”) is based on the idea that through thinking, analyzing, and understanding, we can treat and cure the disorders of the mind. The problem is that most of the disorders that we attempt to treat through thinking and analyzing are arising from that very thing: thinking, and analyzing! ...

Anapanasati is the word that the Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama) used to describe his personal meditation technique. This word, in and of itself, tells us everything we need to know in order to practice this technique for ourselves. ...

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