Western vis-a-vis Eastern Meditation

Western vis-a-vis Eastern Meditation

Western vis-a-vis Eastern Meditation  ‘Reflection’ merits pride of place on the plinth now occupied by ‘Meditation’. Marcus Aurelius, the Roman Emperor, wrote ‘Meditations’ but nowadays it would be better described as...
Reflection as an academic subject

Reflection as an academic subject

Reflection as an academic subject Reflection may be something that we all do but many people do not think about doing it.  Is this the right or the only approach? The art of Reflection is undervalued in a high-voltage, media-frenzied world.  Instead,...
Sanctuary

Sanctuary

Come on in… One idea in Western-style Meditation is to become more grounded in oneself as opposed to trying to transport oneself out of one’s skin up to a Great Beyond.  The Institute’s main sanctuary is Eastern in style but it is for each individual to come up...
Reflection on Reflection

Reflection on Reflection

Reflection on Reflection And can I better employ this holy Sabbath than in endeavouring to exalt my mind, and purify my soul, than by meditation on Thy Holy Law, by prayer, and by the severe examination of my thoughts and actions… Then my body will enjoy rest, my...
Western Meditation

Western Meditation

Reflection is an Activity that too often does not own up to the name.  It is aligned with a horizontal True North of ourselves.  It is a cylinder too often uninspected under the bonnet in the engine that drives people forward into life’s choices.  It is time in our...