DHARANA https://phuket-meditation.com Meditation and Retreat Center in Phuket, Thailand Sat, 22 Dec 2018 12:02:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.3 https://phuket-meditation.com/wp-content/uploads/cropped-DHARANA-Phuket-Meditation-Center-32x32.png DHARANA https://phuket-meditation.com 32 32 Recommended Accommodation https://phuket-meditation.com/recommended-accommodation/ Sun, 26 Aug 2018 12:22:52 +0000 https://phuket-meditation.com/?p=2858 Accommodation is not included in our programs and you need to book it by yourself. We currently do our regular weekly Retreats at Coco Retreat Resort & Spa and you are most welcome to stay with them. There are also many other nice places all around within walking distance. It […]

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People Pleasing and Self Esteem https://phuket-meditation.com/people-pleasing-self-esteem/ https://phuket-meditation.com/people-pleasing-self-esteem/#comments Fri, 01 Jun 2018 01:00:30 +0000 https://phuket-meditation.com/?p=2702 People Pleasing and Self Esteem issues pervade our modern societies. Many people are unsure of who they are supposed to be. All of us are trying to get love and attention by using the methods that have apparently worked in our past. However, very often we fail to see the […]

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People Pleasing and the Fear of Rejection https://phuket-meditation.com/people-pleasing-fear-of-rejection/ https://phuket-meditation.com/people-pleasing-fear-of-rejection/#respond Thu, 31 May 2018 02:00:14 +0000 https://phuket-meditation.com/?p=2704 In this weeks blog I will discuss a topic that is very close to my heart. My own psychological make-up has a lot of elements rooted in people pleasing patterns. These mental habits sometimes give me a hard time relating to myself and others with authenticity. As a people-pleaser I […]

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Suffering and Happiness https://phuket-meditation.com/suffering-and-happiness/ https://phuket-meditation.com/suffering-and-happiness/#respond Fri, 25 May 2018 01:00:59 +0000 https://phuket-meditation.com/?p=2665 This week I reflect on Happiness and Suffering. What is it that connects these two forces. Can they be separated? Do they work in a linear way? Lot’s of questions – so let’s stop scratching our heads and dive into this fascinating topic head-on. Our Two Weekly Audio Teachings Here […]

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Happiness and Suffering – The Difference https://phuket-meditation.com/happiness-and-suffering-the-difference/ https://phuket-meditation.com/happiness-and-suffering-the-difference/#respond Thu, 24 May 2018 02:00:27 +0000 https://phuket-meditation.com/?p=2690 The duality of suffering and happiness often leaves us scratching our head with confusion. What gave us a great sense of joy yesterday gives rise to the worst kind of problems today. What we worried about last month turned out to be the greatest blessing after all. Countless stories arise […]

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Awareness and Mindfulness https://phuket-meditation.com/awareness-and-mindfulness/ https://phuket-meditation.com/awareness-and-mindfulness/#respond Fri, 18 May 2018 01:00:45 +0000 https://phuket-meditation.com/?p=2634 This week we are exploring some of the most important inner states. We are looking at awareness, consciousness and mindfulness. Intellectually understanding these experiences will help you with the practice. It makes it more accessible. Having said that, we have to learn to go beyond words and descriptions to actually […]

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Awareness, Consciousness and Mindfulness https://phuket-meditation.com/awareness-consciousness-and-mindfulness/ https://phuket-meditation.com/awareness-consciousness-and-mindfulness/#comments Thu, 17 May 2018 02:00:49 +0000 https://phuket-meditation.com/?p=2631 Awareness and Mindfulness. This week I will clarify these two words and introduce the functions they point to. Mindfulness, consciousness and awareness are often confused or misunderstood. This initial misunderstanding blocks the gate that leads to efficient and smooth spiritual practice.   Mindfulness Mindfulness is sometimes defined as “an ability […]

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Benefiting Self and Others https://phuket-meditation.com/benefiting-self-and-others/ https://phuket-meditation.com/benefiting-self-and-others/#respond Fri, 11 May 2018 01:00:46 +0000 https://phuket-meditation.com/?p=2610 Can we really benefit others? How should we do this? This week I will explore the relationship between benefiting ourselves and caring for others efficiently. I hope you enjoy and this little collection is beneficial for you 😉   Our Two Weekly Audio Teachings Here we list our two recordings […]

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How to Really Benefit Ourselves and Others https://phuket-meditation.com/how-to-benefit-ourselves-and-others/ https://phuket-meditation.com/how-to-benefit-ourselves-and-others/#respond Thu, 10 May 2018 02:00:54 +0000 https://phuket-meditation.com/?p=2605 Can we actually be of benefit to others or is it strictly the case that we are all alone in this and responsible for our own happiness? I truly believe that we can benefit other beings if we do it in a way that works. To me the way that […]

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Ego and Conceit https://phuket-meditation.com/ego-and-conceit/ https://phuket-meditation.com/ego-and-conceit/#respond Fri, 04 May 2018 01:00:40 +0000 https://phuket-meditation.com/?p=2581 Are you better than me? Am I worse than her? Are we all the same? Who am I? Am I good or bad – or do I actually not exist at all? This week we are exploring the questions related to conceit and our Ego. What is conceit and who […]

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Conceit – Three Types of Discrimination https://phuket-meditation.com/three-types-of-conceit/ https://phuket-meditation.com/three-types-of-conceit/#respond Thu, 03 May 2018 02:00:15 +0000 https://phuket-meditation.com/?p=2585 There are three types of discrimination based on the experience of self and others. We also refer to them as the three types of conceit. I am talking about feeling superior, inferior or equal in comparison to others. Conceit – not only in the sense of pride – is very […]

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Consistency and Intelligence https://phuket-meditation.com/consistency-and-intelligence/ https://phuket-meditation.com/consistency-and-intelligence/#respond Fri, 27 Apr 2018 01:00:56 +0000 https://phuket-meditation.com/?p=2571 This week we will explore the two powers of consistency and intelligence. Knowing them and being able to use them well will help you to progress smoothly on the path of Meditation. Not knowing them will lead to dabbling, inconsistency and meager results at best.   Our Two Weekly Audio […]

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