Here's where you'll find guided sessions to help you live mindfully, so that you could experience
inner joy and inner peace frequently.
Mindfulness is a beautiful mental state, that is universal only to positive thoughts.
When there's mindfulness in the mind, there's a quality of mental presence, softness, strength, acceptance, clarity and stability. Mindfulness produces happy feelings or peaceful type of neutral feeling (not the kind that feels flat or leads to depression or boredom). It is present with thoughts of kindness, appreciation, gratitude, charity, service, compassion.
(An understanding derived from Buddhist texts and Wisdom Meditation practice)
So, if it's naturally with those positive thoughts, why do you need to practise mindfulness?
Well, how often do you think positive thoughts? Even less often when the mind has developed certain negative thinking patterns. Besides, mindfulness could also be trained to arise in the mind independent from thinking.
The goal of mindfulness practice for day-to-day life, is for more frequent arising of positive mental states that bring about mental and emotional well-being.
Mindfulness is accessible to us in every moment. So, you can bring out mindfulness in daily life, if you know how. However, in order for it to become habitual, it needs to be developed. For this, you'll need to meditate.
Just like working out your physical muscles at a gym, during Guided Meditation Sessions, you'll learn various techniques and various meditation objects to cultivate and strengthen the mindfulness mental state.
Because meditation is an intensified session, the effects and experience of mindfulness is more pronounced compared to simply bringing it out for a few moments in daily life. Meditation practice is like a bridge that brings mindfulness over to your daily life.
You'll experience calmness, clarity, inner joy and inner peace when the mind is sustained in the present moment for continuous period of time. Many practitioners have reported the benefits of such experience, including making better business decisions, become less reactive and more able to manage their emotions. These are just a few improved experience when you begin to live more mindfully through intentional practice.
Frequently asked questions
I'm afraid to try meditation cos my mind is so restless and I can't sit still. Can I take up mindfulness practice without meditation?
Certainly, you can be mindful by constantly bringing out clear awareness in the present moment. In this instance, mindfulness should be anchored to a present moment activity that does not require much thinking, such as walking, stretching, jogging or such other activities. This is just one of many ways to bring it out. Don't dismiss meditation altogether. Join guided sessions and be patient with it. It'll get better over time :)
Does Mindfulness practice conflict with my religious beliefs? Do I have to be a Buddhist to be mindful?
How much time do I need for practice?
The practice can be divided into formal sessions (meditation) and daily life practice. For formal practice, we recommend starting with 10 minutes. You may slowly increase your practice time to 30 minutes. On average, you will begin to notice a difference if you spend 20 minutes a day, every day, if you practise properly.
Must I have a guide or can I do it on my own?
But if you wish to do it properly, then a knowledgable and experienced guide will help you learn and get into the flow of practice easier. They'll be able to clear away your doubts & questions, help you learn the techniques, and give you various tips to navigate some of the obstacles you might encounter during or regarding practice.
To create a meditation habit is tough, to meditate is also tough as there are many beginning challenges like restlessness, sleepiness, boredom, discomfort, etc. So having a guide and being in a group practice can make a huge difference.
Is there a wrong way to meditate? Can meditation go wrong?
What is the difference between Mindfulness and meditation?
Mindfulness is a beautiful mental state that comes with positive minds. Meditation is a session of practice dedicated to bringing that out - these sessions are also referred to as formal practice.
What is the difference between Mindfulness Meditation and Wisdom Meditation?
Mindfulness Meditation taught in these Guided Sessions is not directed to the Insights-Wisdom as the practice of Wisdom Meditation (aka Insight Meditation, Satipatthana-Vipassana Meditation) does. Instead, it is directed to other associated positive mental states that are helpful for day-to-day living.
Can mindfulness practice be combined with other practices and activities?
For daily activities, different kind of activities and situations require different techniques or approach. For other types of meditation, it's best not to mix up the training. Instead, have separate sessions dedicated for each purpose so that they are effective.
Are we mindful all the time?
No. Mindfulness is never with negative thoughts. However, negative thinking can be stopped by bringing out mindfulness. You can keep bringing it out to interrupt the flow of negative states. In this way, the negative emotion that comes with negative thinking reduces until they finally pass away. Mindfulness (and letting go) has to be developed to be able to play this function effectively.
What is the purpose of being mindful of the present moment?
To truly live! To be present. To have clarity and inner joy.
All resources and services are free including joining any or all of our Group Practices. All you need is access to the Internet and log into the platform the Guides use, Skype. If you don't have a Skype account, you can always log in as a guest (but the app is necessary, think so...).
If you'd like to recognise our service, you're welcome to donate. We are conditioned to value everything with a price although the benefits of the practice offered here are priceless. So, just gift what what you like, when you like, or none at all. This is completely your practice and there's absolutely no judgment on our part. If you do give, please note that we are not a company and it will go towards our Guide's account who pays for everything including website and other costs that go towards making all resources and services freely available.
Please don't let fees, value or gifting or not gifting be a concern. Feel free to download, use and share the resources freely, and join the practice sessions. It's our sincere wish that you acquire the skills to uplift your mind for well being.
Mindfulness Meditation Guided Sessions
What will I learn from Mindfulness Meditation Guided Sessions?
Each week, you'll be guided through Mindfulness Meditations to learn how to establish Mindfulness through direct experience. You'll learn 3 basic techniques before moving onto to learning practising Mindfulness with other positive mental states. This is also learnt through Guided Meditation Sessions. Getting a grasp of these basic skills and basic framework will set you off to a more mindful way of living.
How many weeks does the Mindfulness Meditation Guided Sessions take to complete?
If you wish to learn the bare basics of establishing mindfulness, it can take just 2 weeks to know one or two techniques. One session each week, for 30 - 40 minutes depending on the size of your group. You can choose to stop anytime you wish with a courtesy notice. There's no obligation on either side and there are no charges.
Can I continue with the Guided Sessions as a weekly group practice?
How much you reap from your practice depends on you - it's all from practical experience and application. Weekly group practice is an excellent way to establish a habit and experience the results of practice. We'll repeat techniques and also cover more grounds. Our Guide will continue to support your practice and growth and is always available to help with or without the continued sessions.
What do I need?
1. Internet, Skype app and preferably, Skype account too.