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HELPLESS VICTIMS ?

If stress has become a problem for you, you may feel helpless to do anything about it. You may have found some things that give short...

HOW TO BUILD A BOAT

When times are difficult and challenging, and not the way we would like them to be, our bodies move into 'high alert'. Our threat systems...

IS MEDITATION, LIKE ART, QUITE USELESS ?

In his preface to 'The Picture of Dorian Gray', Oscar Wilde made the striking statement, 'All art is quite useless'. He meant this as the...

THE CURIOSITY OF HAPPINESS.

In 'The Old Curiosity Shop' (chapter XXX1X) Charles Dickens writes '........all happiness has an end - hence the chief pleasure of its...

DIAMONDS WAITING TO SHINE

These children have nothing. They live on the street. There are many like them. Many don't have names, don't know their date of birth; no...

REACHING OUT

EQUANIMITY is delighted to be supporting this wonderful charity. The plight of Dalit and Devadasi children in India needs much greater...

TWO BIRDS IN ONE TREE

Within the context of the Upanishads and Vedic thought in general, we are prompted to consider that there are not two birds in the tree...

THOUGHTS ON DIFFICULT TIMES

Throughout the world recent events have left us feeling unsafe and unsure. Every day we are reminded that we are living in uncertain and...

MEDITATION AND THOUGHTS.

We are sometimes told that meditation is about staying with the breath and 'emptying the mind of thoughts'. Staying with the breath and...

ALL THAT ARISES CEASES

THE BAMBOO GROVE When the wind blows through the bamboo grove The trunks clatter against one another When it has passed the grove is...

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE DO LESS ?

Does your 'to do list' seem overwhelming? Does it sometimes seem to be running the show, pushing you offstage in your own life? What is...

Mindful Eating

This article from Luke Coutinho appeared in the Sunday Times of India on September 1st. Other pages featured articles on how to 'reset,...

ZEN THINGS

1. Do one thing at a time 2. Do it slowly and deliberately 3. Do it completely 4. Do less 5. Put space between things 6. Develop rituals...

THE SWEET SHOP

The sweet shop was impressive. 'Look mum!', said the child, 'Can we go in? I want smarties.' 'Come on then, let's see what goodies they...

Fixing what isn't broken

Many people come to mindfulness and meditation seeking help. They may be having difficulties with anxiety and stress. They may be having...

HOW THINGS BEGIN TO CHANGE

The mindfulness, meditative practice can help people accommodate the stresses, strains, difficulties and heartaches of life, without...

I'm doing just fine!

In his 2013 publication 'Three Steps to Awakening', Larry Rosenberg makes this observation: In recent weeks, I've observed my...

Wednesday evenings at Libanus Lifestyle

For all those who enjoy our Wednesday evening sessions at Libanus Lifestyle and for all those who are thinking of coming along for the...