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September 25th, 2019
Today our meditation may be like a wild stream rather than a smooth-flowing river. But by practicing regularly, and trying to bring that practice of mindfulness into our daily life, we can gradually find a flow of inner calm. We learn to appreciate the present moment and our relationship to everything we do is transformed.
As Matthieu Ricard says:
“With mindfulness, it doesn’t matter what you are doing or whether you judge the task pleasant or unpleasant. What matters is how you do it—with a mind that is clear and peaceful, attentive to what is happening, full of wonder in the present moment, free from mental attachments or preconceptions.”
Daily meditation practice is a offering ourselves a moment of refreshment that we are happy to come back to. However there are days when it’s hard…
September 16th, 2019
It’s easy to be relaxed when we’re on vacation but how can we keep our sense of balance in the midst of all the pressures of our stressful daily life?
In many countries, after the summer holidays people are now back to work. Hopefully they have had a refreshing break from the usual stress, in a calmer environment. Now there are the challenges of going back to work, or for children, the challenges of going back to school.
In the modern world there is a constant pressure to be active and productive. A lot of the stress we experience comes from ruminating about the expectations of others and the expectations that we have of ourselves. What a relief it is to step back and just be with our own mind, in the present moment…
September 9th, 2019
Does your mind play tricks on you? Our experiences are colored by emotions, habits and learned reactions. When we are mindfully aware of our thoughts and emotions as they arise in our mind we can have a clearer understanding of ourselves and the world.
Many of us are plagued by anxiety or frustration. Often when we look back at moments when we felt disturbed, we can see that our perception of events at the time were completely disproportionate. A mindful awareness of our reactions, seeing in real time how our thoughts arise, multiply and disappear, enables us to have a more stable mind, a clearer vision, and more harmonious interactions.
August 30th, 2019
It’s easy to be happy when everything is going well, but how can we stay positive in difficult times?
Often we are asked if there are specific meditations to deal with life’s challenges, such as anxiety, depression, illness, or difficulties with family, colleagues and neighbors. There are skillful ways of dealing with each situation but the basis for dealing with all of them is the same.
August 22nd, 2019
As you reflect upon and embrace the fragile nature of our life on this planet, remember the unlimited potential of your mind.
In today’s unstable world, our own inner stability is the essential basis to be able to act meaningfully, enjoy our lives, have fruitful relationships, and make our own contribution to society. Matthieu Ricard’s series of reflections and meditations Clarity, Compassion and Genuine Happiness offers a clear guide for real transformation and fulfillment.
August 14th, 2019
What would make you truly happy?
Alan Wallace’s course , Conative intelligence and Flourishing, is now complete. Activate your deepest aspirations for true fulfilment. This vital process will enable you to make life choices based on a clear idea of your values and possibilities.
February 18th, 2019
We are happy to announce the new Android version of Imagine Clarity, which now joins the updated Web and iOS programs to give all subscribers full access to… Read More
February 17th, 2019
With Charles Hastings’ daily 10 minute meditations in Meditation Practice Foundations, anyone can learn to meditate. His series Awakening the Heart can unlock your inner potential for kindness, clarity and… Read More
October 18th, 2018
Charles’s new series for meditation, reflection, and training the mind, entitled Knowing yourself to know the world, invites us to explore areas of our daily experience which ordinarily… Read More
July 6th, 2018
Music and meditation evenings with Maria João Pires and Matthieu Richard on July 28th and 29th at 8:30 PM in the Théâtre Antique, a Roman amphitheater dating from… Read More
July 5th, 2018
The beautiful ancient city of Arles in France hosts a major photography festival every year. From July 2nd to September 23rd, the CONTEMPLATION event will showcase a series… Read More