Thursday, 25 August 2011 15:07

Feedack from AWAKE event

Here is what attendees of the AWAKE conference in Amsterdam said that they will take away from the evening:

Published in WMRI team
Wednesday, 24 August 2011 19:22

Writing and Meditation

Daniel Goleman speaks candidly about how meditation makes a positive difference in his work as a writer.


Published in Daniel Goleman
Friday, 19 August 2011 19:56

Sogyal Rinpoche at AWAKE mp3 & Video

Here is Sogyal Rinpoche’s entire WhatMeditationReallyIs talk from the AWAKE event on the 54th of May in Amsterdam.

Published in Meditation Blog

Well here it finally is. Daniel Goleman's talk from the Wisdom of Awareness Retreat with Sogyal Rinpoche and Tsoknyi Rinpoche, June 2011, Garrison Institute, New York.

He talks about important meditation research findings, the implications and future possibilities. Interesting stuff, plus Dan is fun to watch. If you are like me and have trouble watching long videos on the computer download the mp3 podcast version of talk and listen the audio on you ipod or any other mp3 compatible device.

Published in Meditation Blog
Friday, 29 July 2011 09:30

What makes you happy

Action for Happiness is a new mass movement to create a happier society, based in the UK that already attracts 15,000 supporters in 115 countries.

Earlier this year, Action for Happiness partnered with BBC Breakfast in the UK to encourage members of the public to try out these simple actions to improve their happiness, based on the latest scientific research.

Published in Meditation Blog
Monday, 27 June 2011 12:09

Video on 'How to meditate'

Check out this cool video album on how to meditate (you need to have the flash player plugin installed in your browser).

Enjoy lots of interesting videos on our 'Sound & Vision' page and the What Meditation Really Is vimeo channel.

Published in Meditation Blog
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 15:48

Non-judgemental awareness

Sogyal Rinpoche says that meditation is really a process of non-judgemental awareness.


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Wednesday, 18 May 2011 10:00

Meditation Really Is Compassion

Developing attention, a step towards compassion?

In the West, we often think that it is simply selfish to be sitting on a meditation cushion. There is so much suffering in the world, how can meditation be of any use to help relieve it?

In this TED talk, Daniel Goleman shows how developing our mindfulness and attention is such a key step towards compassion (see also Erric's post from 28 April).
Daniel is the author of the ground-breaking books Emotional intelligence and Social Intelligence as well as speaker at the Mind & Life Conference and at The Wisdom of Awareness
 Understanding the mind and transforming the heart through meditation, love and compassion retreat led by Sogyal Rinpoche and Tsoknyi Rinpoche.

You may have experienced that meditation develops our attention and care towards our own body and mind, well the good news is that it will also develop develop our attention and care towards others. And it can work whether stories of the Good Samaritan did it for you or not.

Published in Meditation Blog
Sunday, 15 May 2011 21:30

Meditation Really Is AWAKE

On the fifth of may I traveled to Amsterdam to a special event featuring Sogyal Rinpoche.

Published in Meditation Blog

Is compassion contagious?

Published in Meditation Blog