Meditation

Meditation is an ancient practice that’s yogis, Buddhists, and many other spiritual practitioners have been ‘being’ for thousands of years. I say ‘being’— because meditation is not something we do, it is a state of being. Meditation is often switched out with the word ‘mindfulness’ as both of these terms mean very similar things, to practice the art of being present. As simple as all of this sounds, it is a true practice of training the mind to be truly here, rather than somewhere else in the future or the past. Here you will find information on various meditation techniques, its benefits, and more articles on mindfulness and being present.

Dropping The Drama - Finding Freedom Through Non-Attachment

Dropping The Drama – Finding Freedom Through Non-Attachment

When we practice meditation, generally we bring our attention to a single object (the breath, a mantra, part of the ...
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A Temple Within

A Temple Within

The spiritual path can often feel like a never-ending Pandora’s Box; shedding layers only to find new ones to make ...
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Mindful or Full Mind?

Mindful or Full Mind?

‘Mindfulness’ is an ancient practice extremely current at this present moment in time. With mental health conditions on the up ...
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A Meditation on Meditation

A Meditation on Meditation

'Meditation' is a word that conjures an array of images; the yogi frozen in lotus position for innumerable hours; the ...
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Break Bad Habits Using The Power Of Noting

Break Bad Habits Using The Power Of Noting

Ever had difficulties in a relationship? Ever had the same difficulties come up in another relationship? If you are a ...
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5 Meditation Myths

5 Meditation Myths

Vagabond Temple Yoga and Meditation Centre invites you into our spiritual home for a unique experience of healthy living, personal ...
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Meditation and Addiction Recovery: A Perfect Match

Meditation and Addiction Recovery: A Perfect Match

How can you use meditation to overcome addiction? As humans, the folly of addiction touches us all. We live in ...
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Taking A Step Back: How Meditation Can Stop Us Over-Reacting

Taking A Step Back: How Meditation Can Stop Us Over-Reacting

Tell somebody you are practising meditation and you may get a response along the lines of, “oh that’s too hard ...
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staying focused in meditation

Mind Attack! 4 Tips For Staying Focused In Meditation

Anybody who has attempted meditation will know how difficult it can be. What seems like a simple practice, keeping the ...
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five hindraces

Getting Kicked Out Of The Moment: The Five Hindrances

Meditation is a beautiful spiritual practice that can bring us many benefits, although it can be very challenging. When new ...
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Avoiding The Pleasure Trap: Three Ways to Find Genuine Contentment

Avoiding The Pleasure Trap: Three Ways to Find Genuine Contentment

There is nothing wrong with wanting to be happy, you deserve to be happy! But have you ever wondered why ...
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Going To War With Yourself: Why Meditation Isn’t Meant To Be Easy

Going To War With Yourself: Why Meditation Isn’t Meant To Be Easy

Often we have quite a romantic idea about meditation. Sit down, cross your legs, close your eyes, take a deep ...
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Meditation in Cambodia

Can We Ever Be Truly Satisfied?

In modern society, many of us simply do not have the time to take a moment to turn inwards and ...
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Questions to Know Who You Really Are

Questions to Discover Who You Really Are

Want to know who you really are? You’re a diamond in the sky (remember the Rihanna song?) Well, you’re a ...
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7 Spiritual Symbols to Deepen Your Yoga & Meditation Practice

7 Spiritual Symbols to Deepen Your Yoga & Meditation Practice

Symbols are a significant part of the yoga tradition and play an integral role in yoga practices. Although today many ...
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Should We Try and Stop Our Thoughts and Desires?

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 ...
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How To Be Unhappy

How To Be Unhappy

Just imagine what an awful place the world would be if we were all happy the whole time. For a ...
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4 Elements of Effective Meditation

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 ...
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Meditation: Why Bother?

Meditation: Why Bother?

Sitting for an extended period of time, doing nothing other than focusing your breath or another object, may seem like ...
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Why This Little Pig Is The Source of All The Pain And Suffering In The World

Why This Little Pig Is The Source of All The Pain And Suffering In The World

The image above is detail from the centre of the Wheel of Life, the iconic Tibetan Buddhist image which depicts ...
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How To Deal With Negative Emotions

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 ...
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Niyama – Mastering Our Inner Space

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 ...
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Bringing Awareness To Eating

Bringing Awareness To Eating

The human body is an incredibly sophisticated organism, capable of performing numerous complex tasks simultaneously. However, certain functions can consume ...
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Mindful Eating for Health

Mindful Eating for Health

Mindful and purposeful eating has many advantages for us mentally and physically. In contrast, the consequences of overeating can have ...
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