The SWAN Meditation - A Technique to Master the Mind

The SWAN meditation – short for strengths, weaknesses, ambitions and needs – helps us to do just that. The technique allows us to develop a continuous awareness of the most influential factors of our lives. By practicing the SWAN technique, we learn to see things for what they truly are rather than what we desire them to be.

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 Learning how to “Move in” so we can “Move on”

‘Moving on’ only happens through ‘moving in’. Self-observation is the way forward. We must start by observing ourselves, identifying our feelings and reminding ourselves that they are just projections of the ego. Our reactions and emotions are just self-created fantasies, and it is our own ego that sabotages our peace of mind.

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The First Teachings of Buddha to his son Rahula at Mango Stone

The following text is a description of Ambalatthika-rahulovada Sutta – The Pali text named “Instructions to Rahula at Mango Stone.” The text details the first and one of the most important exhortations given by Buddha to a young Rahula, his son.   

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