Meditation · Mindfulness

Chips cheese and beans: A meditation lesson by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

Last Thursday, I was absolutely delighted to have been able to attend Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche’s lesson on Meditation and going beyond mindfulness at the London School of Economics. Having read and reviewed his book The Joy of Living a month ago, it was with luck that I spotted tickets to the event whilst scanning through… Continue reading Chips cheese and beans: A meditation lesson by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

Meditation · Mental Health · Mindfulness

Meditating during stressful times

Last week, I did not create a post, which is a rare occurrence. Writing a blog about meditation, mindfulness and happiness caused quite a stir with me last week as I was having a busy time at work, experienced some amount of poor health and had so many dreams at night that I didn’t feel… Continue reading Meditating during stressful times

Happiness · Meditation · Mental Health · Mindfulness

The Joy of Living by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

Today I’m reviewing The Joy of Living : Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche and Eric Swanson. Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche is a revered Tibetan Buddhist master who acquired knowledge in neuroscience, studying alongside leaders in the field. The Joy of Living is curated by Eric Swanson from transcripts by the… Continue reading The Joy of Living by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

Meditation · Mindfulness

Walk With Me: A Review

After spotting some articles and Facebook posts of Marc Francis and Max Pugh’s Walk With Me featuring Thich Nhat Hanh, I immediately was on the look out for screenings in the UK. Finally spotting tickets on Sunday, I booked a seat at the Curzon Dochouse for the Tuesday. A film about mindfulness, I was intrigued… Continue reading Walk With Me: A Review

Life Planning · Lifestyle · Meditation · Mindfulness

Nurturing Your Inner Wisdom

Last year, my goal was all about doing things that cultivated my happiness. Whilst writing my plan for 2018, which is all about wisdom, I found that my list of goals were entirely different. Instead of lots of tasks relating to going places and exploring new things, my objectives for nurturing wisdom are more low… Continue reading Nurturing Your Inner Wisdom

Creativity · Happiness · Meditation · Self Esteem

Musical Meditation: The Blues Harmonica

One night last year, I awoke from a spectacular dream. I had been playing blues on the harmonica in the spotlight on a small stage with an audience cheering me on. Upon awakening, I immediately decided that I needed to learn the harmonica and an hour later I had signed up to group lessons. Little… Continue reading Musical Meditation: The Blues Harmonica

Meditation · Mental Health · Mindfulness · Self Esteem

Reflections In The Mirrors of Mindfulness

This week, I completed an eight week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction [MBSR] course. For me, this marked a milestone in my mindfulness and meditation journey through the camaraderie of my fellow classmates. Today I explore how the MBSR course helped me, in the context of group learning. Practicing mindfulness by myself for many years has… Continue reading Reflections In The Mirrors of Mindfulness

Meditation · Mental Health · Mindfulness · Self Esteem

Silencing the Inner Storm

Life has been pretty chaotic lately and I couldn’t help but thinking about a saying that goes along the lines of, ‘You should meditate for at least 20 minutes a day, unless you’re too busy…then you should meditate for an hour’. I felt so full of work and other stresses that it came as a… Continue reading Silencing the Inner Storm

Meditation · Mental Health · Mindfulness

The Dark Side of Mindfulness

We can think of mindfulness as a practice that brings only calm, happiness and joy. The reality of it, however, can be quite different. Whilst mindfulness does bring a sense of wellbeing to those practicing it, few mention the dark side of mindfulness. I am halfway through an MBSR course to deepen my experience of… Continue reading The Dark Side of Mindfulness

Lifestyle · Meditation · Mindfulness

Present Moment, Wonderful Moment by Thich Nhat Hanh: Book Review

I have finished reading a delightful book by Vietnamese-born monk, Thich Nhat Hanh (also known as Thay), who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King in 1967. He currently resides in Plum Village, France. Present Moment, Wonderful Moment is the second book that I have read by Thay. Present Moment, Wonderful Moment… Continue reading Present Moment, Wonderful Moment by Thich Nhat Hanh: Book Review