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Meditation

Video: A Tribute to Ainslie Meares

Dr. Diamond pays tribute to his close colleague, the great Australian psychiatrist Ainslie Meares (1910-86). Like Diamond, Meares gave up conventional medicine and became a teacher of meditation. In this heartfelt talk, Diamond discusses their friendship, and how Meares' pioneering work compares with his own.
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Video: Life As a Meditation

Dr. Diamond sees meditation not just as an isolated activity, but as a way of going through the whole of life. Its basic purpose is to help us find our mother's love for us. This brilliantly original and inspirational talk offers an excellent introduction to Diamond's higher philosophy.
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“Meditating on a Train”

Meditating on a train, my breathing conducted...
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“Meditating to a Boab Tree”

I’d like to be a boab tree, sitting like a Buddha in the sand. Firmly planted, well grounded, legs folded under.
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“The Only Prayer”

The only Prayer is Gratos:
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“Enlightenment”

Not just to be aware of Guidance
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“My Paintings Have No Story”

“Every picture tells a story.” D. T. Suzuki wrote of “The Zen Doctrine of No-Mind,” achieved through meditation. Yen Hui, the favorite pupil of Confucius, spoke of “sit and forget everything.” That is, meditating with no-mind.
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“The Closing of My Daily Meditation”

Suzie, dear: We are emissaries of the Spirit World. Our purpose on Earth is to establish links between this World and the Spiritual.
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“True Stillness: The Amygdala at Peace”

Our word stillness is from the root STA, to stand, to stay. Hence, for instance, steadfast. We think of stillness as being without movement.
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“Meditation – or Contemplation?”

In my meditation, I was given the thought to instead call it contemplation.
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