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Instinctive Meditation™

Free weekly group session with Vaishali

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Vaishali is offering this weekly space to unwind and disconnect from the troubles of life. Instinctive Meditation™ is like a internal recharge: find your inner resources, discover how you love to be, and connect with what brings you joy, peace, and delight. It’s a naturally reinvigorating process, so you have more of yourself to give back to the world afterwards.

8AM UK | 3PM SG | 5PM Melbourne | 7PM NZ

Session is free and open to all. Gifts of gratitude welcome via PayPal.

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Instinctive Meditation™

1-1 and small group sessions with Vaishali

available to book now

Instinctive Meditation™ is an approach to meditation that makes meditation feel like the most natural thing in the world. Anyone can meditate, as meditation is infinitely customisable to your needs, preferences and personal situation.

With a little instruction, meditation can become your go-to resource for: enhancing gratitude, appreciation and love; self-care and personal support; recovering from stress; preparing for upcoming challenges; discovering your innate creativity and much more.

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latest blog posts


THE DANCE OF MEDITATION AND LIFE

(MUSINGS PART VI) · AUGUST

I have been part of traditions and approaches that start small and slowly build up until they occupy great big chunks of your life, time, energy and money (think retreats where you are meditating for 5, 6, 8 hours a day), and also part of approaches that are extremely minimal and subtle in how they fit into ordinary life (‘meditations in the moment’). From that experience, I have found that the framing that works best for me is that meditation is meant to serve life. It is part of life, part of the rhythm of human be-ing and do-ing that makes up life. Meditation is woven into the fabric of living, not something separate from ordinary life…

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MEDITATE WITH YOUR BODY

(MUSINGS PART V) · JULY

A lot of people, meditators included, think meditation is about the mind and not the body. In most meditation instruction, our physical form is seen as a kind of unimportant passenger that we attend to briefly at the start or from time-to-time; as tangential to the practice, something that can just be ignored; or even as an unfortunate hindrance that we need to transcend. When the body is included in the practice, it is usually in a regulated or narrow form, like focus on the breath, or on certain sensations in a body-scan. This denies and limits the fullness and richness of embodied experience, of being incarnate (“to be made flesh”), which is actually at the heart of both meditation and life…

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RHYTHMS OF ATTENTION

(MUSINGS PART IV) · MAY

Like life, meditation is rhythmic and flowing. It is an ongoing, moving experience like the flow of a river, or the movement of a crowd. In meditation, we are essentially experiencing and cherishing the movement of our attention through a vast array of internal and external phenomena. I’m going to repeat this in different words, because it is likely to be very different from what you’ve heard about meditation before. Meditation is not stillness, it is movement. It is not a static state, but a dynamic, living experience…

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WHOLE SELF ADVENTURING

(MUSINGS PART III) · APRIL

Hopefully by now your meditation practice is beginning to take shape. If you’ve read the previous posts, you will likely be aware of what meditation is meant to be like, and why you want to meditate (part I). You may also have a sense of the when and the how of your meditation (part II). Recap these if you need to. In this post we are going deeper into the how portion: what actually happens inside you when you enter into a meditative experience? What to do with thoughts, emotions, sensations and all the other jazz of the inner life?

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