MEDITATION AUSTRALIA BLOG

 

Keeping you in the loop

Keeping you up to date with features articles from industry professionals; including philosophical insights of the impact of meditation on our daily lives, educational updates from the latests research programs and current news about the growing positive impact of meditation and mindfulness on individuals workplaces, schools and communities.

The bliss of inner peace

Experiencing the deep inner peace which lies at the core of our being is one of the great discoveries of meditation. When people learn to meditate they realise that this doesn’t have to be left to chance, but is something they can learn to do for...

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Holding a safe space in your meditation group

Holding a space that contains a felt sense of safety and connection is a special gift we can share with our students. It’s what we aim for in our groups, so how do we achieve it?  Facilitating a meditation group involves more than simply guiding specific...

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Is your “happy place” really a happy place?

In my role as a meditation teacher, I’m privy to many assumptions about the practice. Such assumptions are most frequently expressed when I’m invited into a workplace, where, not surprisingly, I’m bound to share the room with a number of sceptics....

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Meditation and the authentic self

In an era when it is becoming increasingly evident to quantify that meditation reduces stress and supports mental and physical health, there is another value proposition that is also worth considering. Although not as easy to measure, meditation appears to...

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Four meditation superpowers – why meditation matters

The real point that meditation addresses, and that makes it quite relevant and universal, is this: You have a mind but you are not the boss of your mind, often your mind is the boss. Your mind is your most valuable asset. What’s going on in your mind can...

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Music as meditation – the power of sound

Music is the great mantra tradition of our own culture and I’m including in this all the different kinds of music we hear each day – popular, jazz, rock, classical, dance, rap, military and film music. The word music is derived from the word muse which...

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The matter of mind

How often do we stop to consider that magnificent faculty – our mind? Tucked away somewhere within our marvellous human brain, somehow there dwells our mind – the centre of our thinking. Are the thoughts that we’re thinking good thoughts or otherwise? Are...

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The art of decluttering

In the words of Yoko Ono: ‘Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance’ Escaping to the country is...

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The effect of meditation on generalised anxiety disorder

A new study published in the January 24th edition of Psychiatry Research, confirmed that eight-weeks of mindful meditation can be crucially beneficial for those who suffer from anxiety. Researchers from the Georgetown University Medical Center selected 70...

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Hidden in plain sight – finding your warrior within

What is it to be a man in modern society? It’s a complicated question, but I would hazard a guess that many of us are just going through the motions as husbands, colleagues, fathers, sons and brothers. Perhaps all of these things and more. But the truth is...

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Writing a business plan for meditation teachers

So, you’ve completed your meditation teacher training and you are ready to start a business as a meditation teacher.  No matter what type of business a person chooses to commence, writing a business plan is absolutely essential to the business’s success;...

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3 simple steps to a meditation practice

Meditation is a simple, scientifically proven exercise that improves brain functioning and as a result has a multitude of associated health benefits. Although simple, mediation is often avoided purely because of the misconception that the aim is to...

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Convert frustration into calm

You’re running late for a meeting and you are stuck in traffic. The little old man in the car ahead is driving at a bullock cart speed. You can feel the frustration building when he crawls across an amber light and leaves you at a red! So here...

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Brainwaves and the science of meditation

To appreciate the science of meditation it is important to first have a basic understanding of the brain and the electrical patterns or “brainwaves” the brain produces. Brainwaves are produced in the cerebral cortex, which is the cerebrum’s (brain’s) outer...

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United Nations International Day of Peace

On the International Day of Peace, the United Nations invites us to remember our common humanity. Annually, many events are held around the world to commemorate this day, each offering opportunity for people to gather and reflect upon the shared goal of...

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