A Monk’s Guide to Happiness

In June 2009 I emerged from a meditation retreat that had lasted four years. It was an intensive programme alongside 20 other monks, in a remote old farmhouse on the Isle of Arran in Scotland. We were completely cut off from the outside world, with no phones, Internet or newspapers. Food was brought in by […]

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Mindfulness & Meditation: What’s The Difference?

In any one day there are moments where there is nothing going on but we link up thought to thought, without any space, and overlook the spaciousness it’s all happening in. —Gangaji Mindfulness and meditation are often used to mean the same thing, which can be confusing, while not many of us are clear on […]

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The Unexpected Power of Mindfulness and Meditation

‘Ed and Deb remind us all just how important it is to look after the health and happiness of the mind. With warmth and humor they show us how to integrate the timeless qualities of awareness and compassion into everyday life.’ Andy Puddicombe, founder, HEADSPACE This book is essential reading for anyone – both newcomers to […]

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A Monk’s Guide to Happiness: Meditation in the 21st century

Everyone looks externally to find contentment, we think material possessions will unlock our happiness. A Monk’s Guide to Happiness explains how and why we need to look within, and connect to our true essence, in order to find peace. Everyone has the potential to be happy, after all, we’re all ‘hardwired’ for happiness. But how do we get there? By meditating. […]

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Padraig O'Morain Mindfulness & Kindfulness Exercises

Exercises In Mindfulness & Kindfulness From Padraig O’Morain

We all know what it’s like to feel overcome by worry, to suffer the aches of tension in our body, to catch that critical little voice inside telling us we must be better. Mindfulness – the act of focusing your wandering mind on the present – can help you conquer this negativity. Psychotherapist Padraig O’Morain […]

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Kankyo Meditation

Express meditation with Kankyo Tannier, buddhist nun & author

Do you struggle to find peace and quiet? Do you yearn to disconnect, find an escape, slow down and just breathe? Are you overwhelmed by modern life? Rooted in the ancient Zen philosophies that ground her work, French Buddhist nun, Kankyo Tannier, will show you how to channel the power of SILENCE to get back […]

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Swim Wild

A Calming Hobby For The New Year: Wild Swimming As Meditation

STILL WONDERING WHAT NEW HOBBY TO TAKE UP THIS YEAR? Fear not, we’ve got a very special one for you. Often when you ask someone if they’ve heard about this relatively newfangled hobby called wild swimming they cast a confused look at you. When you go on to explain that it’s simply swimming outdoors in […]

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Be Less Anxious: LifeTonic by Jody Shield

When’s the last time you felt anxious? Often it’s hard to tell, as we’re so used to it being a part of who we are. The symptoms come on suddenly and can quickly become overpowering. The mind races so it’s hard to think straight. The chest feels tight and tense so it’s hard to breathe […]

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Start The Day With A Quick LifeTonic From Jody Shield

Do you want to: 1. Learn how to let go of painful baggage from the past? 2. Come to a new understanding of yourself, and gain fresh insights into the way the universe works? 3. Enrich your life on every level and start to achieve your true potential? 4. Learn how to sparkle and shine […]

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The obstacles to happiness and how to overcome them

Everyone has their own obstacles to happiness. Perhaps it is regret for a missed opportunity, jealousy that someone else seems to be doing better than you or worry about financial planning. Some obstacles are beyond our control, but there is a great deal which we have the power to change. His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa […]

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