Articles: meditation

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  1. A Guide to Meditation

    by Swami Shivapremananda

    In the West, the word meditation, means a concentrated state of mind in serious reflection. The Latin root of the word meditation mederi means to heal. It is an effort to heal affl...

  2. Be Still on a Daily Basis

    by Jason Chan

    In this article the author discusses the benefits of being still. Sitting still, he says, for even five minutes a day, every day for a month, can begin to transform your life. It a...

  3. Choosing to Listen

    by Dr Nirvana Tehranian

    This article focuses on the importance of the present moment and listening – how or when do we listen, and to what we are listening. It also looks at why, when we are in a state of...

  4. Creating a Sacred Space

    by Roselle Angwin

    There is a beautiful poem by the Spanish poet Antonio Machado and translated by Robert Bly, in which the jasmine-scented wind calls to the poet soul, offering its perfume of jasmin...

  5. How I Met Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (Osho)

    by Andreas Mamet

    This is an account of the author’s spiritual journey, as well as of a real-world journey to Rishikesh, a spiritual centre in the Himalayas.

  6. How Meditation Is Changing With The Times

    by Linda Hall

    Far reaching changes brought about by recent advances in technology and science have created fundamental shifts in the way meditation is perceived and practised. The enlightened age...

  7. How Meditation Transformed My Life

    by Elizabeth Garner

    This article focuses on the power of meditation. The author shares how and why she got into meditation as well as its positive effect on her. She describes her initial experience...

  8. How to Slow Time Down

    by John Hendry

    As I write, in September, a brochure has just arrived in the post emblazoned Christmas Gifts. OK, some of it’s proper forward planning, but we do seem to need something to look forw...

  9. Living Mindfully

    by Lee Ronald

    Insight Meditation, also known as 'Vipassana meditation' centres around our conscious engagement with the breath. Its roots are in Buddhist teachings which have been circulating fo...

  10. Meditation - A Practical Approach to the Art of Relaxed Awareness

    by Martin J Handy

    The author, a meditation teacher, emphasizes important aspects of his role, such as reassurance and encouragement, as well as the wide knowledge he needs to impart in terms of the ...

  11. Meditation - a Way of Life

    by Linda Hall

    So much time is spent living in the relative dream worlds of the future or the past, we would do well to remember that both come from the present moment. The more we are able to li...

  12. Meditation - Antidote to Stress

    by Nancy Goudie

    Nancy Goudie, public speaker, author, broadcaster, singer and teacher, looks at the possibility of alleviating stress through meditation.

  13. Meditation for Health

    by Lita de Alberdi

    Put simply, meditation is a way of slowing down. By sitting for maybe twenty or thirty minutes at a time, focusing on your chosen process, you can move into a space where you may e...

  14. Meditation for Personal Transformation

    by Jon Shore

    This article is not written to your intellect. It is addressed to someone deeper within you. Read slowly. Do your best to just read it without judgment, and soon you will begin to ...

  15. Meditation for Self-Realization

    by Carol Palmer

    This article describes an ancient form of pure meditation, involving learning and practising given breaths. It is a deeper meditation than the meditative states that can be achieve...

  16. Meditation: Staying Present to the Now

    by Harry Henshaw

    To live fully in the present is to become awakened to what is truly real and to our own natural power. Much of our life is spent living in the past, and in the process, attempting ...

  17. Mindfulness for People Living with Long Term Conditions

    by Dr Jaqui Long

    As the numbers of people living with a Long Term Condition (LTC) increases worldwide,[1] a new study ‘Starting Where I Am’[2] explores how practising mindfulness can positively affe...

  18. Mindfulness Meditation - Finding True Inner Peace

    by Charles A Francis

    Many of us spend our whole lives searching for happiness and inner peace. Sadly, some of us never find them. We try to acquire the things that our society tells us will make us happ...

  19. Mindfulness Meditation for Stress

    by Jon Kabat-Zinn

    The stress in our lives is now so great and so insidious that more and more people are making the deliberate decision to understand it better and to bring it under personal control...

  20. Never Move From Where You Already Are

    by Andrew Cohen

    The meditation instructions that I give are very simple. I ask people to relax as much as they can, to be as at ease and as free from tension as possible and at the same time I w...

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