The Just Meditation Blog

Humans

In 2015 Channel 4 produced a television drama series called Humans. It ran to three series, ending in 2018, and is set in a world identical in many ways to our own except that there have been some very significant advances in robotics. As a result, human society now includes a large number of...

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Just Meditation ONLINE

In March 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic swept across the world, we suddenly found ourselves in 'lockdown'. Those early days, as the crisis escalated, had a surreal quality. Many aspects of life, previously taken for granted, changed in unprecedented ways as we learnt a new vocabulary and...

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Podcast Interviews

I've been wondering whether to start a Just Meditation podcast, as another way of promoting the learning and practice of meditation, alongside the Just Meditation Blog.

Over the years, I've been a guest on other people's podcasts, and it does seem to be a good medium for talking in greater...

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Into Great Silence

Review of Into Great Silence (Die Große Stille), dir. Philip Gröning

Unlikely as it may seem, the hidden life of the Carthusians has been brought to the big screen. But don’t go to the cinema expecting a history lesson, or a fly-on-the-wall documentary about life in a monastery....

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The Rise of Mindfulness

Suddenly, in about 2014, everyone was talking about mindfulness. Although derived from Buddhist meditation practices, mindfulness achieved such unprecedented levels of mainstream popularity that many people may not even be aware of its Buddhist origins. The story of how this came about is,...

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The Newcastle Meditation Centre

Between 2016–2020, the Newcastle Meditation Centre, at the bottom of Westgate Road in Newcastle city centre, provided a safe, welcoming and ideologically neutral space – wholly dedicated to the learning and practice of mindfulness and meditation.

It was the first independent high...

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