23Nov

    Befriending Your Demons

    Depression is no longer just the drama of personal despair. It is a huge challenge to our society and its fabric. It is a threat to productivity and a major challenge for our medical system. It is a prime factor in the breakdown of relationships and

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    15Mar

      How To Tame Your Mind

      Does your mind continuously flit from one thing to the next? Are you constantly engaged in ruminations either about things you like – people, objects, places – or things you find aggravating? Do you become absorbed thinking of the past or

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      15Mar

        Cultivating Conative Intelligence

        Genuine happiness is a sense of wellbeing that comes from knowing we’ve done our best to act wisely and lead a non-violent and benevolent life. Prioritising and working to achieve this state of genuine happiness is what’s known as cultivating

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        15Mar

          How To Nurture Teacher Mindfulness For A Caring Classroom

          We are hearing more and more about the benefits of mindfulness for children – increased attention leads to better performance academically and increased emotional and social intelligence. Children are better able to learn, to nurture themselves,

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          15Mar

            His Holiness The Dalai Lama On Happiness

            We are so blessed that His Holiness the Dalai Lama has spoken at so many of VI's events, riveting and delighting audiences time and again with his humour, wisdom and compassion. During his conference appearances, HH has been joined by some of the

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            15Mar

              Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Our Precious Guru

              10 of Rinpoche's students including VI's Spiritual Program Coordinator and esteemed teacher, Ven Thubten Chokyi; the wonderfully inspiring teacher and nun, Ven Robina Courtin, and the Project Coordinators of Enlightenment for the Dear Animals,

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              15Mar

                Cultivating Emotional Balance

                Most of us can remember being in the grip of a strong emotion that got the better of us. We may have done, said or thought something we later wished we hadn’t and it had a ripple effect on other aspects of our lives. The result is often an

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                15Mar

                  Mindfulness In 10 Easy Steps

                  Mindfulness has been practised for many thousands of years in the East, through traditions like meditation, yoga, martial arts and tai chi. Recently embraced by Western science and psychology, mindfulness can be defined as paying attention to present

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                  15Mar

                    How To Meditate

                    Hundreds of studies have confirmed what meditators have known for centuries – that meditation is great for your mental and physical health. It is an effective tool for countering the effects of stress and coping with a busy 21st century lifestyle.

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                    15Mar

                      How To Help Your Loved Ones Enjoy Death & Go Happily To Their Next Rebirth

                      Helping our loved ones at the time of death is the best service we can offer them, our greatest gift. Why? Because death is the most important time of life: it’s at death that the next rebirth is determined. But before you can help someone else you

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