Meditation

Pointing-out Instructions

Here are some powerful pointing-out instructions of different teachers. This is all you need to wake up. [...] »

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Transforming Suffering through Tonglen

The tonglen (tib. giving and taking) practice is a method for connecting with suffering - ours and that which is all around us - everywhere we go. It is a method for overcoming the fear of suffering and for dissolving the tightness of our heart. Primarily it is a method for awakening the compassion that is inherent in all of [...] »

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Smile at Fear – Video Course

This course is essential watching for anyone who feels just too buffeted and anxious – by the endless stresses of modern life. Through different meditations – from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and by mindful practice Stephan Pende gives us a ‘toolkit’ for how to reset our internal thermostat which, through daily practice, will help us to develop greater inner [...] »

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Download my free Meditation App

With this simple app you have access to all the guided meditations and teachings of former Buddhist monk Stephan Pende. [...] »

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Mindfulness is a process of relationship

We crossed paths by the elevator on platform 2. And in 2  minutes he taught us a lesson in embodied mindfulness and how to relate to the world whole heartedly. Stephan and I were fresh out of the forest, with our bikes, and I was well into a gloomy speech about the smell of pee and the horrors of the [...] »

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The joy of retreat

  The Mighty Silence I especially enjoy the silence. For some people it’s difficult to get used to. But I have never met anyone who kept suffering from the silence. Most come to appreciate not having to do the social positioning. My name, my job, my back ground, how much I make a month and the social networking.  As much as [...] »

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Natural Mindfulness Bells

Holger is my Natural Mindfulness Bell. He is also my neighbor. A short, blond, blue eyed and very loud person. Every morning somewhere between 7.00 and 9.00 he slams the door to his flat open and enters the world. Instead of seeing him as a disturbance I stop whatever I am doing and focus my awareness on him. Sometimes [...] »

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Quotes for your Meditation

Here you find some quotes which can inspire you in your meditation practice. Go slowly through them and reflect. What feelings, thoughts and images come up? Is there any quote which speaks to you and which you want to take with you into your day? You can also download the picture and put it onto your device as a reminder.   [gallery [...] »

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Sky Gazing and Death

My father died last week. I will live a little longer and then die as well. He died without much struggle; for some hours I was breathing with him, then the breathing just stopped and there was space and peace. How can I prepare to let go the same way at the time of death? And how can I [...] »

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Body-Scan Meditation

For this meditation sit or lie down in a comfortable position and close your eyes if you wish, or leave them half-closed so that some light comes in, keeping you from falling asleep. However, if you fall asleep, then that’s what is happening; that’s also okay. You might be very tired because you’ve had a working day. The important [...] »

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