10 Reasons Why You Must Go On a Meditation Retreat

Regular meditation is said to result in brain growth. However, developing a regular practice is another matter. For years I have found establishing a regular meditation practice very challenging. So many circumstances and excuses come in the way. Let us see ways in which we can motivate ourselves to establish a regular meditation practice. Of course the first question would be ‘How to Meditate?’ There […]

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10 Zen Quotes to help De-clutter the Mind

These quotes are from an inspiring book by a clinical neurologist, researcher and Zen practitioner James H. Austin called Meditating Selflessly. I am sharing below quotes by Zen Masters which I found inspiring to continue my meditation practice to clear the mind of unnecessary thoughts: The most important thing is not to be self-centered. – Zen Master Bankei (1622-1693) Taste as much of this as […]

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How to Rewire Your Brain for Happiness

We hear a lot about creating new brain cells and rewiring your brain to staying smart till the day we die by learning new skills. However, we hardly hear about rewiring the brain to be happy. It is possible to do so by turning passing experiences into long-lasting connections in the brain so that you can be happy most of the time. Whatever happens in […]

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15 Quotes on Mindfulness and Just Being

Life is so colourful and exciting when you are aware of it from moment-to-moment. However, most of us are so busy in our lives that we hardly give ourselves a moment to reflect on the beauty of the moment. The practice of mindfulness is one way to become aware of all that life has to offer in your day to day living. Paying full attention […]

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