The bliss of inner peace

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 themselves whenever...
Holding a safe space in your meditation group

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 meditations...
Is your “happy place” really a happy place?

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. Typically, such...
Meditation and the authentic self

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 also allow...

How the works of man relate to the works of nature

‘In this excerpt, landscape designer Jai Cheswick aims to demonstrate how one can blend the philosophy and lived experience of meditation yoga into one’s work – in this instance, landscape design/landscape architecture.’ – Fiona Hyde :...
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