Meditation

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Trust Yourself

Do you think about the life you live? What is your purpose? Do we even have a purpose? If so how are you meant to find out what yours is? If not then what are we even doing here? What does it all mean? These are not easy questions, so it is no surprise that […]

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Should We Try and Stop Our Thoughts and Desires?

One common misconception people have regarding Buddhism, and meditation in general, is that we are supposed to stop thinking all together. It is not surprising that many of us reach this conclusion: we learn that our thinking patterns bring us suffering: that “I will be happy when I have X”, reinforces the idea we are […]

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How To Be Unhappy

Just imagine what an awful place the world would be if we were all happy the whole time. For a start it would be terrible for the economy: nobody would need to buy endless consumer products, distract themselves with TV and video games, or numb themselves with alcohol and medication to escape the crushing monotony of […]

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4 Elements of Effective Meditation

The benefits of meditation are widely reported, but with so many different types to choose from, and so much different information about, it can sometimes be difficult to know where to start. Also common misconceptions about meditation may prevent us from taking up any practice at all. In reality there is no need for confusion, […]

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Meditation: Why Bother?

Sitting for an extended period of time, doing nothing other than focusing your breath or another object, may seem like an unusual thing to do. Many of us have limited free time, so surely it would be better to use it for something more productive or entertaining? Surely sitting in silence is going to be […]

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How To Deal With Negative Emotions

Negative emotions are a fact of life: all of us are going to feel frightened, sad, angry, anxious, or a myriad of other painful feelings from time to time. There are many ways we can choose to deal with these emotions, some more helpful than others. Acting out the emotion, or repressing it through distraction […]

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Niyama – Mastering Our Inner Space

Yoga is about so much more than the postures we perform in classes; it is multifaceted system designed to bring our body mind into harmony, and ultimately leading us into unity with all beings. Rather than being at the mercy of our thoughts and emotions, by following Yoga practice we can bring them under our […]

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