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Stages of Meditation from Integral Life

In this interview posted on Integral Life, originally included in The Collected Works of Ken Wilber: Volume IV, Ken offers an in-depth description of each of the major state-stages of meditative practice—ranging from psychic absorption, to subtle illumination, to...

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Dialogs With My Teacher #18

Here's another installment in a series of emails that took place between Michael and one of his senior students beginning in August of 2009. May you find the exchange interesting and enriching. ____ July 14, 2010 Student: Each time you point at infinity, you have to,...

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Mindfulness: it improves our quality of life

Maybe we just file this under, "Duh." Or maybe not. Regardless, this study points to some interesting stuff. According to the research conducted by Britta Holzel, mindfulness meditation can have benefits for health and performance, including improved immune function,...

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Encore Post – Avoidance vs. Stillness

This post was originally offered in June of 2008 as part of the book, Awake in This Life. ___ There is a difference between consciously aligning our lives from stillness and not feeling any need to get out of bed in the morning. A commitment to stillness doesn't mean...

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Dialogs With My Teacher #17

Here's another installment in a series of emails that took place between Michael and one of his senior students beginning in August of 2009. May you find the exchange interesting and enriching. ____ July 10, 2010 (#17)  Student: Can you say that where there is no...

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Dialogs With My Teacher #16

Here's another installment in a series of emails that took place between Michael and one of his senior students beginning in August of 2009. May you find the exchange interesting and enriching. ____ July 8, 2010  Student: Free will and fate seem to be opposing, but...

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Quote of the Week

Transcendence restores humor. Spirit restores humor. Suddenly, smiling returns. Too many representatives of too many movements - even many very good movements, such as feminism, environmentalism, meditation, spiritual studies - seem to lack humor altogether. In other...

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Dialogs With My Teacher #15

Here's another installment in a series of emails that took place between Michael and one of his senior students beginning in August of 2009. May you find the exchange interesting and enriching. ____ July 1, 2010 Student: I'm uncovering a seeming paradox and curious...

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