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Addiction

"Outside of meditation, I find it hard not to identify with my body and thoughts”.  “I just stopped drinking alcohol and find the initial compulsion/ addiction so strong.. yet when I persevere, I find that this addiction is an attempt to cover over Pain". It’s been quite a while since our last recap. I have…
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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

We have a NEW, permanent home at 320 Broadview Ave, just south of Gerrard, smack dab in the centre of Toronto!!  We aim to be up and running by Oct 1st!  In taking over this building, we also have a visible, upper main floor for rent (approx. 1300 sq. feet), ideal for a therapy clinic,…
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It’s so difficult trying to meditate without purpose or expectation!

Yes, it is extremely difficult because in life we invariably have some purpose or goal. Many meditation teachers encourage “positive” or “healthy” goals, but I prefer no goals or expectation as our main Vipassana/Insight/ Mindfulness meditation practice. Having no goals or expectation is something uniquely missing in our lives. It bypasses the internal “I/ self”…
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What is “Right Effort” in Mindfulness Meditation?

  What is “Right Effort” in Mindfulness Meditation? According to the well-regarded book, “What the Buddha Taught”, “Right Effort” is described as “energetic will to prevent evil and unwholesome states of mind from arising and to produce ..good and wholesome states of mind”.  I think this advice is sage, but probably only achievable by experienced…
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