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Buddha, Dharma and Sangha: Triple Gem!

Triple Gem! Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. “The three jewels” No, not ruby or sapphire or diamond! I’m talking about the Three Jewels of Buddhism! The Three Jewels are also called the ‘Three Refuges’, or my favourite: ‘Triple Gem!’ What is Buddha Dharma Sangha? Buddha Buddha means to be our Buddha nature. We can all be a Buddha...

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Mia Randall interviewed on OmCities.com

A couple of weeks ago I was interviewed by OmCities.com which is a free social networking site for mindful people. I do try to be mindful, so I’m counting myself in! The interview was about my book on meditation (and some other questions about my practice – read the interview here) Based in Philadelphia, the team behind OmCities...

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Paperback version of Ten Days to Daily Yoga now released!

Some exciting news to report: the paperback version of Ten Days to Daily Yoga is now available! I now have a few copies and so it’s time to do a small giveaway on Goodreads! Not only have I had the cover professionally designed (by the excellent Humblenations), but I have also had the interior of the book...

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Meditation Motivation – A Quick Tour of Buddhism now on Google Play

  Google Play, owned and operated by Google, is an online electronics and digital media store selling books, movies, magazines and TV programs. They also sell apps which can be downloaded onto Android devices, Chromebooks Google-Nexus mobile devices and lots more. Now they also sell the eBook version of “Meditation Motivation – A Quick Tour of Buddhism...

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Goodreads Giveaway a Success!

A paperback copy of “Meditation Motivation – A Quick Tour of Buddhism and 20 Easy Tips to Create a Daily Practice” is on it’s way to the winner of my recent Goodreads Giveaway!   I was really pleased at the number of people that signed up for the giveaway – 703 people! I’m sure that I will...

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Ten Days to Daily Yoga by Mia Randall

My new yoga book has recently been published. It’s available exclusively from Amazon in eBook an paperback format. Having practiced yoga for over 20 years and thought it was about time I put some thoughts down in a book! So here are some tips for getting up and running with a dependable, steady yoga practice. This book...

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Meditation and Ageing – Study shows Meditation Reverses Ageing!

One of my enduring best tips to meditate on a daily basis that I come back to again and again, is to look at the benefits of meditation. Knowing the benefits of our practice helps us to want to meditate, because we are clear on why we are meditating. We all know the main benefits: relaxation, focus,...

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15 Meditation Tips for Beginners

15 Meditation Tips For Beginners (Mia is glad to host this guest post from www.healthypastimes.com) Meditation has very little to do with spirituality, even though the two are often discussed together. So if you’re thinking that meditation may not be for you because you’re not spiritual, don’t worry. Neither are we. Here’s how meditation can really sparkle...

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James Blunt demonstrates that kindness is cool

It’s not always easy to be kind. Many years ago I learned to do metta bhavana meditation, where we mentally extend metta (loving kindness) to ourselves, then towards others, including those we may find difficult. The metta is eventually extended to the whole world. I remember when I first learned this practice (sitting grumpily and uncomfortably..) I...

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Vipassana Meditation

If your meditation practice needs a boost, why not try a Vipassana Meditation retreat? 10 day silent retreats are offered in so many locations now – yes, Vipassana meditation has really taken off! It’s so popular at the moment which is really wonderful! (If meditation can bring about a more peaceful world (I believe it can) then surely we’re in with...

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20 Best Yoga Retreats Worldwide for a Relaxing Yoga Vacation!

What are the 20 best yoga retreats worldwide 2014? Here’s my top 20 list! 1. Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada The West Coast of Canada is home to many yoga loving locals and two islands in British Columbia have great retreats a short distance by ferry from Vancouver, the first being Salt Spring Center of Yoga....

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Meditation and Procrastination

You may not think that meditation and procrastination can be linked, but there are many ways in which meditation can be useful if you suffer from procrastination. Various studies have put forward different theories about procrastination, including that it’s a way of us being able to put off a task until we are completely ready for it. For...

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Scrivener

Scrivener is a word processing program that works on a Mac or PC. The toolbar at the top may look unfamiliar if you’re new to Scrivener – don’t worry, using it will soon be easy! If you are unfamiliar with Scrivener, I would recommend that you download the trial version and try it out, because even if...

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The Four Noble Truths

THE FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS   The Four Noble Truths encompass Buddha’s entire teachings. They are based around the idea of cause and effect. For example, if we act skillfully and wisely, i.e. mindfully we will have a good outcome. When we act unskillfuly or unwisely, we will have a negative outcome. Here are the Four Noble Truths:...

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Using The Alphasmart Neo to Write

The Alphasmart Neo is a portable writing machine that can’t access the internet – a fantastic invention that happens to suit the modern writer perfectly (assuming the modern writer is plagued by internet distractions..) My very best writing tip to get offline and amp up your writing practice is to invest in an Alphasmart Neo! Using the...

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Do Buddhists Smoke Cigarettes? (and a healthy way to quit!)

A lot of people ask “Do Buddhists smoke cigarettes?” Buddhists come in all shapes and sizes! For example some eat meat, some don’t, some drink alcohol, some abstain. Buddhists try to avoid harming themselves and others. Using the simple principle of cause and effect, this means avoiding behaviour that may lead to harm to ourselves or others....