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New Concepts from Old: Excerpt from ‘Living Calm in a Busy World’

New Concepts from Old  Has it not occurred to you In advising me to meditate You completely fail to use The advances of modern science? Has it not occurred to you We cannot use The advances of modern science Unless First our mind is clear?   Ainslie Meares M.D. – Dialogue on Meditation: 1979 All [...]

May 17th, 2016|Tags: , , |
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Stillness Meditation Therapy Programs

Our SMT Programs are ongoing, with a choice of 6 daytime or evening personalized group sessions offered each week. All sessions are held at the Stillness Meditation Therapy Centre, 146-148 Harp Road Kew, Victoria. Immediate commencement is available, following an initial private consultation. Our overall success rate stands at 97%.  Our regular in-house assessments confirm [...]

April 25th, 2016|Tags: , , |
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Stillness Meditation Therapy: Meares’ theory in 21C

In contrast to the general description of meditation set out here, the Ainslie Meares theory of meditation does not advocate focus or attentive techniques but emphasizes the importance of mental rest. In 1983 Melbourne author and psychotherapist Pauline McKinnon was invited by Meares to promote this unique therapeutic meditation as a secular health practice for [...]

February 20th, 2016|Tags: , , , |
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Sit in stillness & Northern Beaches Meditation Centre

We wanted to let you know that the Sit in Stillness website is now up and running. If you would like to have a look it is Sit in Stillness is a free community practice in silence, kindness, gratitude and open hearted presence, all over the world, anytime anywhere. If you would like to [...]

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