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A beginner’s mind isn’t “Beginners Mind”

Zen master Shunryū Suzuki encouraged his meditation students, even the advanced ones, to practise with Beginner’s Mind (Shoshin). Beginner’s Mind means having an attitude of freshness, curiosity, openness, receptivity, eagerness and humility. In Beginner’s Mind there is a lack of expectations, preconceptions and judgements. But beginners at meditation don’t often [...]

By |March 5th, 2017|Categories: Blog|0 Comments
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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; that goes for meditation teaching too.  A business plan [...]

By |January 4th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Wall|0 Comments
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How mindfulness empowers us: an animation

Mindfulness allows us to see our thoughts and feelings as they really are, freeing us from old ways of thinking. This simple animation by happify captures the heart of mindfulness, as told through American Indian tradition.  The story unfolds with and old shamanic master assisting a child learn about [...]

By |December 7th, 2016|Categories: Blog|0 Comments
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How to keep calm and carry on with meditation

Practicing meditation is a great way to keep yourself calm not just during the meditation period, but throughout the rest of your day as well. Bupa Life Insurance recently called upon Meditation Australia to offer advice on keeping calm for a recent article. Our answer was simple: meditation. There are plenty [...]

By |December 7th, 2016|Categories: Blog|0 Comments
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10 ways to teach mindfulness to our kids without even trying

As parents we want to see our children “flourishing”—the opposite of depression, avoidance, and disengagement. Finding little moments to help your children check in with their experiences, rather than check out of, builds emotional intelligence, leading to happier kids and families. No matter how we practice it, mindfulness offers the [...]

By |December 1st, 2016|Categories: Blog|0 Comments
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Investigation of study – meditation surpasses the ‘vacation effect’ on immune system

Due to the popularity of the post last week about meditation and the 'vacation effect'  Meditation Australia thought it important to give more information about how this new study, published in the journal Translational Psychiatry, was completed. The premise for investigation was based on previous studies that show meditation to improve cellular [...]

By |September 7th, 2016|Categories: Blog|0 Comments
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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 layer. Differing brainwave patterns reflect different states of consciousness ranging [...]

By |September 3rd, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: |0 Comments
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Five ways to mindfully manage your email

What if you could press “pause” on your day at any moment? Email is a great form of communication – when used wisely. However, that is often not the case, and the results are email addiction and email overload. According to a new work titled In One Second Ahead: Enhance [...]

By |August 10th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: |0 Comments
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Meditation in Australia: Past, Present, Future

A very special evening with A/Prof Craig Hassed, Pauline McKinnon, Ken Mellor, Kay Watts and Janet Etty-Leal Deakin Edge Theatre, Federation Square, Thursday 16 June, 2016 Nearly 250 people attended this special event on a wintery evening in Melbourne.  We're now delighted to present a full record of the event in video and pictures for our members and friends. [...]

By |July 3rd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Events, Other events, Wall|0 Comments
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Meditation gateway: personalised meditation app

In these modern times, many teachers and students are looking to Apps for both instruction and on-going inspiration and support. However, to create a good App takes a great deal of time and effort and can be very expensive. The Meditation Gateway provides an elegant solution. Developed by one of [...]

By |July 1st, 2016|Categories: Blog, Wall|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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