Keys to Meditation Part 1 – Letting Go

By iAwake Technologies | February 15, 2012
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Have you ever noticed how the mind wants to focus on solving problems during meditation? It can seem daunting to quiet its incessant chatter. The objective of meditation is to connect with our spirit, the part of our nature that transcends and includes the busy mind. The key to meditating effectively is to remember that…

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Space and the Art of Letting Go

By iAwake Technologies | February 13, 2012
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In the moment just before the Zen archer releases the arrow to strike the bull’s-eye, all inner static vanishes with the emergence of effortless clarity. Before any action has begun, the martial arts master stands poised in infinite silence, completely centered and ready for anything. Scientific research reveals an interesting neurological phenomenon correlated with inner…

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The Deeper Meaning of Entrainment

By iAwake Technologies | January 31, 2012
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The Tao never does anything, yet through it all things are done. If powerful men and women could center themselves in it, the whole world would be transformed by itself, in its natural rhythms. ~ Lao Tzu If you “Google” the term “entrainment,” you’ll find dozens of responses, many of them pertaining to brainwave entrainment, which has…

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Brainwave States in Traditional Buddhist and Hindu Teachings Part 4

By iAwake Technologies | December 8, 2011
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Causal Body, Causal State Termed the karana sarira in Vedanta, the causal body is deemed to be limitless and expansive in nature, a body of bliss and spirit. It is the seat of deep wisdom and insight. Certain Buddhist manuscripts have asserted this state to be approachable through the state of deep, dreamless sleep. As such, its…

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Brainwave States in Traditional Buddhist and Hindu Teachings Part 3

By iAwake Technologies | December 4, 2011
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Subtle Body, Subtle State In Mahayana Buddhism, the sambhogakaya refers to the subtle body, or the astral body, which is made of brilliant, clear light. Vedanta calls this the sukshma sarira, correlating it with the “dreaming self” that supports the emotional-sexual, mental and higher mental capacities. Its corresponding state is one in which the mental capacity for discernment…

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Brainwave States in Traditional Buddhist and Hindu Teachings Part 2

By iAwake Technologies | November 26, 2011
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Gross Body, Gross State The densest body in Vedanta is the gross body—the sthula sarira, which supports the waking state of consciousness as well as the annamayakosha, the outermost of five sheaths which cover the deepest Self like a 5-layered lampshade. It is the physical body made up of the five elements: earth, water, fire, air and…

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Brainwave States in Traditional Buddhist and Hindu Teachings Part 1

By iAwake Technologies | November 21, 2011
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WAKING, DREAMING, SLEEPING by Eric Thompson The four brainwave patterns most often studied in science (Beta, Alpha, Theta, Delta) represent states of waking, dreaming and sleeping through which we pass every 24 hours. While all brainwave patterns are usually present throughout the day, Beta activity is dominant during the waking state. Alpha and Theta appear…

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Brainwave Meditation Programs

By iAwake Technologies | September 21, 2011
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My History With Brainwave Meditation Programs by Eric Thompson I first became aware of brainwave meditation programs  and brain waves when researching alternative methods for treating the bipolar disorder I had been unsuccessfully living with my entire adult life. I eventually learned a method of releasing difficult emotions on the spot, which I then practiced…

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Delta Meditation in Tradition and Science

By iAwake Technologies | September 13, 2011
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Delta Meditation Q: Is delta meditation really that important? Isn’t gamma more important? Why do some people focus on delta meditation when there is virtually no scientific evidence for it? A: The reason I tend to focus on delta meditation is in part because of its significance in the major meditative traditions. Vedanta, for example,…

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Spiritual Growth Through Bi-Directional Causality

By iAwake Technologies | August 12, 2011
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Ever since the emergence of behaviorism, the trend to interpret the material world as being primary and the world of conscious awareness as being secondary (and therefore without the capacity for causation) has increased steadily and rapidly. The wisdom traditions, on the other hand, have usually maintained that the intangible world of spirit is primary.…

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