Dharana Blog

Welcome to our Little Meditation Blog. Here you can find our latest posts. It's regularly updated and filled with interesting articles about the practice of Meditation in everyday life. I hope it serves as a source of inspiration and valuable ideas that help you bring your meditation practice to the next level.
26/04/2018
Consistency and Intelligence with the Practice

Consistency and Intelligence with the Practice

Today I’m going to talk a little bit about two important qualities that will make a great difference in the way we practice meditation. I’m referring to consistency and intelligence. I find it fascinating how they support and influence one another. If you ever feel stuck in your meditation practice […]
19/04/2018
The Meditation Posture

The Meditation Posture

This time I will talk a little bit about the meditation posture as it has often been requested. I will explore the classic postures as well as some of the less common ones such as walking, lying down or standing. I will also give you a few tips on how […]
12/04/2018
Headflix & Netflix – Awareness of Fabrication

Headflix and Netflix – Awareness of Fabrication

This article is definitely for those meditators who do enjoy watching movies sometimes. I certainly do! Now, does that make me an inferior and downright unspiritual worlding? Probably! Should we all stop to entertain ourselves and move into a cave? Only if you are a spiritual Superman with Rainbow Ninja […]
05/04/2018
Quality over Quantity - Shaping the Practice

Quality over Quantity in Meditation Practice

We are creating our reality as we are going along – step by step. It all begins in our own mind. If our mind lacks quality, our steps lack quality. And if our steps are not rooted in quality, they will not lead to a fulfilling life. So today I […]
29/03/2018
Four Sublime Attitudes to Cultivate

Four Sublime Attitudes to Cultivate

There are four sublime attitudes that we can cultivate at any level in accordance with our skill. In this article I am not going into the various philosophical views that exist about them and I am also not going into any specific details concerning the traditional practices of the numerous […]
22/03/2018
Skillful Surrender - Finding Peace

Skillful Surrender – Finding Peace

“Just surrender”, “just be” – thus they say. We may see it almost everyday online. Posts with inspirational quotes, spiritual stuff, apparently deep and “so true” (if you want to believe the comments below the quotes). While we might use the words “surrender” or “letting go”, we often don’t question […]
15/03/2018
The Reality of Real Life Practice

The Reality of Real Life Spiritual Practice

Let’s get real! Not that I am particularly qualified to go into the subject of ultimate reality or truth. But it’s none the less a wonderful topic worth exploring. So let’s lightheartedly reflect on “real life” today. It’s one of the questions that I am confronted with at almost every […]
08/03/2018
Fabricating Worlds - The Power of Thought

Fabricating Worlds – The Power of Thought

Thoughts are incredibly powerful. They are at the root of all human happiness and misery in this world. Most people are completely unaware of their thoughts. Perceiving themselves as the thinker they are lost within fabricating endless scenarios in their heads all day and night. Some people are aware of […]
01/03/2018
Overcoming Fear with Kindness and Wisdom

Overcoming Fear with Kindness and Wisdom

Overcoming fear sometimes seems to be an impossible task. The emotion of fear and its army of related mental states is a deeply rooted – and very powerful – experience to get lost in. Sometimes I would refer to fear as the “king of shadows”, truly a formidable opponent! It […]
18/02/2018
Certainty and Uncertainty

Certainty and Uncertainty

Today I am here to reflect on a topic that’s particularly powerful when it comes to the fabrication of of fear, worry and anxiety. The assumption that there’s a controlling me that can somehow make the future certain gives rise to many sleepless nights. This belief is often coupled with […]
15/02/2018
Presence in the Face of Death

Presence in the Face of Death

All of us share the same direction in life. Ultimately all of us who are reading these words will pass on. When death comes into our life and takes away someone we love dearly or threatens to stop our own heart from beating we are often left feeling helpless and […]
01/02/2018
How To Deal with Worrying

How to Deal with Worrying

Sometimes our mind will play through negative and terrifying scenarios and we get paralyzed by worrying, catastrophizing and fear. It is a fact that these states are not helpful when it comes to moving on and finding creative solutions. The function of worry and anxiety is to keep itself alive […]