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A statue of Songtsen Gampo in his traditional meditation cave at #Yerpa A statue of Songtsen Gampo in his traditional meditation cav
Yerpa (also known as , Drak Yerpa, Druk Yerpa, Dagyeba, Dayerpa and Trayerpa) is a monastery and a number of ancient #meditation caves that used to house many monks, located a short drive to the east of Lhasa, #Tibet Monestary ruins 1993
There were some 200 monks living at #Yerpa from at least the beginning of the 19th century until 1959. It also acted as a summer residence for the Gyuto Lhasa Tantric College.
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How can I know if it’s my inner self speaking and not my ego when I am meditating?
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Anything that speaks is your ego.

It can be a messed up and bruised ego sometimes.

It can be a cheerful and decisive ego sometimes.
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Nevertheless, it is ego all the time.

The inner self or the AntarAtma as we call it in the Hindu scriptures does not participate in the chatter.

It is a silent smiling witness to all the chatter.
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1/ La méditation est une pratique de pleine conscience qui consiste à entraîner l'esprit à se concentrer sur le moment présent. Elle est pratiquée depuis des milliers d'années dans différentes cultures et traditions spirituelles à travers le monde.
2/ La méditation peut être pratiquée de différentes manières, notamment en se concentrant sur la respiration, en répétant un mantra ou en visualisant un objet. Elle peut être pratiquée seul ou en groupe, et il existe de nombreuses méditations pour répondre aux besoins de tous.
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Feeling overwhelmed by mental clutter? "Declutter Your Mind" by S.J. Scott and Barrie Davenport offers practical tips and strategies for reducing mental clutter and living a more #mindful, intentional life. $QUACK #RichQUACK

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The Problem with Mental Clutter. Mental clutter can cause stress, anxiety, and distract us from our goals. Being mindful of our thoughts and taking breaks to declutter can help us feel more focused and relaxed. #mindfulness #mentalclutter $QUACK
Declutter Your Physical Environment. Decluttering our physical space can reduce distractions and make it easier to focus. A clean and organized environment can also help reduce stress and increase productivity. #declutter #productivity $QUACK
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There’s an elephant in the room that nobody seems to be bothered about.
Several of spiritually aware people are often depressed and anxious. Why is that so? Why aren’t they happy and peaceful as they ought to be?
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I made it part of my work to inspire and support people to take up Spiritual practices and meditation. But where did that lead me?
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Most of the people I encountered were those who have become depressed, anxious, psychotic, eccentric, maniac, and even suicidal. Now my focus has shifted from Spirituality and I am more concerned about such people.
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Here's a thread with key lessons from each chapter of the Bhagavad Gita.
Chapter 1:

Every duty comes with challenges. Learn to embrace the hardships - thats half the battle won.
Chapter 2:

You will never know peace, long as you are attached.

Peace comes from detachment.
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Let's talk about #meditation and chronic illness:
1) It's not gonna cure your medical conditions.
2) It might improve your life in some ways, IF you're committed long term and have reasonable expectations for what it should do. 🧵
There are many types of meditation. What I'm talking about here are calming & insight meditations, aka the types @Headspace uses. This involves lots of focusing on bodily sensations, paying attention to breathing, & noticing when thinking or feeling gets in the way of that focus.
This might sound like a nightmare. "Focus on what's happening in my body? When I feel like shit?!" I get it. That's what I said too. I was VERY hesitant, especially bc doctors gaslit me in the past by suggesting meditation & saying my physical health problems were "just anxiety."
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This thread is

Chapter 6, titled,

“Womb with a View:

Our Concepts-Feelings About the Spiritual & Religious Have Roots in Our Prenatal Experiences”

of “Dance of the Seven Veils I”

by Michael Adzema

THREAD… #psychology #prenatal #consciousness

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“Dance of the Seven Veils I” by Michael Adzema
is subtitled,

“Primal/Identity Psychology, Mythology, & Your Real Self

“Adult to Toddler, Veils One-Three”

Which is Volume 2 in The Path of Ecstasy Series

THREAD #psychology #womb #consciousness

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“[*Quotes/highlights:*] “…these foundational events shape & inform the myths by which we live, the motives that inspire us,..” []

READ/DWL BOOK… #psychology #prenatal #consciousness #spirituality #primal #religion #womb #anthro #myth #archetype

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Meditation has many decent benefits for both - the mind and the body.

Some are not well known and some are even mind blowing. See yourself!

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#meditation #benefits #bodyandmind
1. One of the most significant benefits is stress reduction.

Meditation helps to calm the mind and decrease feelings of anxiety, thereby reducing stress levels.
2. Another advantage of meditation is improved focus and concentration.

Regular meditation can increase the ability to concentrate, making it easier to stay focused on tasks and make better decisions.
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🧵Invaluable gem from the pen of #Jagadguru #SriSri Sacchidananda Shivabhinava NrisimhaBharati:

In the Siva-gita of the Padma Purana,it is said that Rama asked Siva: "How does immaculate knowledge about You, the Lord,arise in a man? O Hara,if you are gracious to Me, tell me

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the means to it." On being asked thus, the Lord replied:
"Having become detached towards everything inclusive of the state of Brahma & disinclined towards everybody inclusive of one's sons and friends, possessed of faith in the scriptures dealing with liberation and desirous
of the knowledge revealed by the Upanishad-s, one should, with an offering in one's hand, approach a Guru who has realised Brahman."

"Being attentive, one should please one's Guru through services rendered for long. One should then listen with intense concentration to the
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6 Best new year resolutions that you can actually keep in 2023

2023 is right around the corner and it's time for people to make New Year's Resolutions.

But then forget about them.
More than 35% of the population that makes New year's resolutions keep them, but for a while.

This happens because they often get overwhelmed with their own choices.

So here we have 6 doable suggestions you can pick from to form a new positive habit.

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1. Start Journalling.

Studies have proven that by writing down your thoughts you can declutter your brain and sort through your stressful thoughts and only spend your energy and time on the actions that require them.
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Excerpt: "As you transform into more of a leader, you have managed to provoke and anger some of the people around you. Sometimes your pride gets in the way of your humility.
You are leaning a bit too much on your intellect and not taking into consideration the feelings of others as much as you should.
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Do you genuinely want to learn Tantra? Seeking spiritual growth & not power? Are you focused on spirituality as a life-long pursuit? My workshop "Meditation & Tantra" is an introduction to tantra, covers basics only as not everyone is ready for divine wisdom.
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I invite you to attend these meditation sessions irrespective of the fact that you may have a guru currently. But if you want to pursue tantrism then you must unlearn everything, leave the ego behind.
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Through multiple sessions I shall look for & find just 5 genuine disciples whom I shall initiate with proper deekhsha. The spiritual growth of these 5 then shall be my responsibility as per Guru Shishya Parampara.
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What is the third eye? Does repeating a mantra help you see things with your third eye while meditating?

The third/spiritual eye is a person’s window to the invisible world.
Does repeating a mantra help you see things with your third eye while meditating?”—NO!
A mantra is a tuning key to a particular channel in the World of Spirit. There’s actually no need for you to open/activate the third/spiritual eye.
Once you’ve successful raised your consciousness to the alpha level through meditation, you’re able to get a glimpse of things invisible to your physical eyes but through your “mind’s eye,” that is: visual images of certain things flash across your mind.
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The Moon. It represents the more receptive as well as expressive side of our nature. It represents our moods, how our moods influence us; can also represent how we are influenced by hormones.
Moon is our imagination, it is the connection to our past, our history. It is believed to be the storehouse of our past lives, represents our soul, our personality traits, habits & tendencies from one life to the next.
The closer our identification with our soul, the closer our identification to the moon.
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One thought that pervades modern society is: Everyday life and Spirituality are two separate compartments. They are like two parallel tracks that don't have a meeting point.
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There is huge stress on health & fitness, new fads & trends emerge everyday, Yoga stays as the most popular. Most people don't know that Yoga is essentially a Spiritual System, thus don't approach it from that point of view.
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That's how warped ideas like Kundalini Awakening through public camps etc emerge and take root. If you tell people that Kundalini Awakening implies a long struggle, they dismiss you as an ignorant fool.
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Thanks to our favorite director and mastermind Ewen Wright @You_n_Ewen for putting this together.
If Twitter is indeed going bye bye you can find us on TikTok @mandypatinktok Insta @MandyPatinkin and FB, YT and Zamblam! We might have made one of those up.
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1 "For the first time, scientists compared patients who took an intensive eight-week mindfulness #meditation program to patients who took escitalopram, the generic name of the widely-prescribed and well-studied anxiety drug Lexapro.…
2 "They found that both interventions worked equally well in reducing debilitating anxiety symptoms.

"The study was published in JAMA Psychiatry on Wednesday. 'The fact that we found them to be equal is amazing because now that opens up a whole new potential type of treatment,'
3 "says study author Elizabeth Hoge, director of the Anxiety Disorders Research Program at Georgetown University Medical Center.

"Hoge notes that she's not suggesting that meditation replace escitalopram (Why not? ~Joe) - she herself prescribes the drug regularly to her anxiety
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Now that #psychedelic trial's lack of blinding is hot again, lets remind ourselves that for most treatments blinding doesn't even work as a concept, eg. mindfulness, psychotherapy, lifestyle interventions etc. Lack of blinding is the rule rather than the exception, a short 🧵
Blinding as a concept only works for pharmacological treatments, but there are many more interventions where 'blinding' does not even work conceptually (see 👆). Nobody is upset that blinding quality is not measured and blinding integrity is not maintained in an exercise trial.
The tension:
-psychedelics are pharmacological (lets set aside therapy for a sec), so blinding should work
-blinding obviously does not work due to strong subjective drug effects
Its an 'unblindable' pharma treatment (at least by conventional methods), which is strange at first
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By #SNGoenka to eradicate suffering

It is a method of Mental Purification which allows one to face life's tensions & problems in a calm, balanced way. ―Open to all… Although #Vipassana was developed as a technique by the #Buddha, its practice is not …2/
2/… limited to Buddhists. No question of conversion. All human beings share the same problems & all can eradicate them…👍People from many religious denominations have experienced the benefits of #VipassanaMeditation, and have found no conflict with their profession of faith🙏 Image
#Dasuttara Sutta
…an Arahant’s Path
#DhammaTalk by #AjahnBrahm

7⃣-Dhammas Hard to Penetrate Cont…
That’s why you should practice Meditation
«Enlightenment is not something you wish for. …2/
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Last evening, I conducted an online workshop on Meditation, Tantra and related topics like Aura and Healing.
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The most heartening aspect of this two - hour workshop for me was active participation and engagement of the people attending the workshop.
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The feedback post the session was highly encouraging as were the questions asked in the WhatsApp group. It reinforced my belief that when you bring deep knowledge to people and treat the subject in an in-depth manner, the response can't be anything but positive.
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(1/n) Hatha Yoga explained 🧘‍♂️ #yoga #meditation Image
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