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Awareness

Awareness is an aspect of consciousness where we can witness ourselves, our surroundings, and circumstances clearly, as if we turned on a bright light and noticed things from an outside perspective. Whether part of our emotional, physical, or social awareness, we actively pick up cues from our environment that inform our thoughts and actions. We can train our brains to be more open and intentional in looking for and evaluating these cues—whether through meditation or mindfulness, journaling, or other techniques—in order to help us make more informed choices.

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"Do Nothing" Meditation ~ Shinzen Young

Shinzen talks about the technique he calls "do nothing", which is associated with what other traditions call choiceless awareness, just sitting, the great perfection (dzogchen), and mahamudra. Shinzen's instructions for how to do this is: "Let whatever happens happen.

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Beginning Buddhist Meditation - Mingyur Rinpoche

If you are beginning your meditative journey, Buddhist teacher and meditation master Mingyur Rinpoche provides simple guidance on how to connect with and develop awareness to get you started.

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Let's Get Meditating - Susie Q Interviews Jonni Pollard of 1 Giant Mind

Over the coming weeks on A Lust for Life our intention is to get as many of you as possible meditating every day, helping you to establish a daily practice. We are hugely passionate about helping you to learn to meditate because we know from personal experience that the benefits are life changing.

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How to Manage Stress | Medibank

Jonni Pollard is a meditation teacher. Here he talks about 'eyes closed silence' and how it can help you manage stress.

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Deepak Chopra’s Top 8 Meditation Tips | Super Soul Sunday | Oprah Winfrey Network

Is there a best time of day to meditate? How much time do you need to meditate each day?

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One of My Favourite Meditation Techniques | Russell Brand

One of my favourite meditations to do are Mooji's - which you can find on YouTube. He was a guest on my Under The Skin podcast this week and here are some of the lessons I learned from him.

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Taming the Monkey Mind with Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo (Filmed at Kmspks Singapore)

Tibetan Buddhist nun Venerable Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo shares basic Meditation techniques to calm the mind and to focus better.

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Meditation and the Science of Human Flourishing Workshop—Part 3

Can we cultivate well-being in the same way that we can train our bodies to be healthier and more resilient? If so, how might we use the practice of meditation to experience equanimity, to open our hearts fully to others, and to cultivate insight and wisdom? In this workshop, two world-renowned exp...

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Meditation and the Science of Human Flourishing Workshop—Part 2

Can we cultivate well-being in the same way that we can train our bodies to be healthier and more resilient? If so, how might we use the practice of meditation to experience equanimity, to open our hearts fully to others, and to cultivate insight and wisdom? In this workshop, two world-renowned exp...

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Integrating Inner and Outer Experiences - Judith Blackstone and Zoran Josipovic

The experiences of what is happening in our inner emotional life and the outer, more material aspect of life, are often dissociated. It is basically fear that causes this contraction or split of awareness. Meditation can help to bridge this gap, supporting the person to wholeness and presence.

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