I, and others I have spoken to feel depressive episodes are one of the more difficult states of mind we can encounter. My experience is that meditation can be beneficial, if practiced under the supervision of a skilled therapist or teacher. Tending to depression through meditation Having sat with many different teachers over the years…...Read More
I am always getting asked about my own practise. I wanted to offer some thoughts and insight into its reality. The reality of the ‘At Home Meditator’ Questions like, what am I doing, how long, where, when…. The reality of being a father is that I live in a household with 2 kids and a big...Read More
I can appreciate the need to talk about success and growth, profit and expertise… Comm-unity Sometimes, coming together in a different sense, one of inner growth, inner success and self compassion can be just as important but not so often shared. We dont so often hear, “I had depression for the last 12 years and this...Read More
A bit of reflection I wanted to share this morning… We get so lost in ‘meditating’… We don’t meditate to fix ourselves, we arent striving to improve ourselves, it isn’t even really for redemption; it is an opportunity for exploration, curiosity, kindness and a willingness to build a relationship with that which touches our soul…...Read More
Why Practice Mindfulness? (Taken from Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education) Studies have shown that practicing mindfulness, even for just a few weeks, can bring a variety of physical, psychological, and social benefits. Here are some of these benefits, which extend across many different settings. Mindfulness is good for our bodies: A seminal study...Read More
6 MINDFULNESS EXERCISES TO HELP WITH YOUR BUSY-NESS One of the biggest hurdles new practitioners face is the busy-ness of life. We all have the most wonderful intentions when we start out, we just forget that life at the moment is already pretty full…. Mingyur Rinpoche in his Youtube clip on Meditation highlights that we...Read More
FALLING INTO THE MEDICATION TRAP? Over the last 3 months I have had more and more past attendees come and sit for some 1 to 1 time to undertsand a little bit more about what is going on with their practise and their inability to work with anxiety and stress as they had been able to...Read More
We are so very proud to launch our new website. We thank you all so much for your continued support. I have so much love and respect for you all. Understanding ourselves and turning directly into life itself has been for me the hardest journeys I have undertaken, so in that decision you made to...Read More
I went to bed the other night and woke up abruptly like I was having another episode of sadness and couldnt get back to sleep. Without an opportunity to find space during the day I could feel the build up of tension and anxiety which started making me feel tired and quick tempered. I went back to...Read More
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