You would expect a tradition that understands people and the human mind to be very accommodating when it comes to differences. And it is. Many people, however, have struggled for years with meditation, finding it difficult or even impossible to meditate. Often they were told that it was difficult. The reason is quite simple. They have been struggling with a type of meditation which doesn’t suit them. Meditation is easy when you find the one that suits you …Continue reading
Lifeflow Founder and Director, Dr Graham Williams shares the story of Lifeflow’s 40 years. From a share house in Evandale with a handful of students to an established Centre with a strong membership, 12 teachers, a 5 year curriculum and teaching thousands of people to meditate. Happy Birthday Lifeflow!Continue reading
Are you caught up in the frenetic business of everyday life? Would you like to be free of distraction and be able to concentrate easily? Do you dream of being relaxed, calm and clear in your thinking? Then consider meditation.Continue reading
Consider this: you’re in a crowded area and completely miss a close friend or family member? Or looking for that kitchen utensil – impossible to find in the drawer – then it appears five minutes later when you weren’t looking for it? Why do you not see what’s in front you at times? But, are you ever seeing what is in front of you, or are you simply seeing your expectations of what’s in front of you? This question is central to the idea of Predictive Processing …Continue reading
When I was younger I could put holes in walls throwing furniture and break glass with my fists. I am intimately familiar with every shade of anger ranging from mild irritation and a subtle sense of dissatisfaction through to raging tsunamis that have sent my body into convulsions. How does anger help me?Continue reading
You bet! The good news is meditation is one of the most effective tools for restoring our physical and emotional wellbeing – and most importantly helping us to actually feel better.
At Lifeflow, the way we teach meditation starts from the ground up.
Walking meditation is highly regarded in the Buddhist meditation tradition and it partners wonderfully with formal sitting meditation practice. By alternating sitting and walking you can relieve tiredness and restlessness and make use of a natural activity to enhance mindfulness.Continue reading
When we look at something we don’t realise that we are bringing all sorts of assumptions to bear on it. So that what we see is already shaped and coloured by what we believe about it. Because of this, more often than not, we don’t see what is actually there.Continue reading
When you think of yoga you may think of it as physical positions and body beautiful. However, if you delve a bit deeper it is also about breathing and meditation.Continue reading
The natural environment is an important part of the meditation tradition. Being in and around nature can teach us a lot about observation, cycles, the interdependence of all forms of life and the need to nurture not only ourselves but the environment around us. Lifeflow has a long history of supporting and working with the natural world.Continue reading