Finding Your Path

Besides feedback regarding how Imagine Clarity can impact and transform people's lives, we regularly receive questions such as “Is there an optimal path?” or “Should I follow each course in order?” Some can also wonder about how to dedicate their time to the practice.

Starting where you are

Spring and its increasing daylight is a great opportunity to refresh our perspective. Plus: subscriptions now available through PayPal.

The two wings: Wisdom and Compassion (4/4)

The fourth close application of mindfulness concerns the Sanskrit term dharmas, which in this context refers to all phenomena. As we progress from coarse to subtle phenomena the very nature of our experience can become a source of profound discoveries.

Central to our very existence (3/4)

This third part in our series on the Four Application of Mindfulness concerns the mental events. We learn to direct our attention toward the space of the mind with closely applied mindfulness. 

A Path of Insight (2/4)

This week we return to the second of the Four Applications of Mindfulness, a theme initially highlighted in our previous post "Back to basics for the new year".

Back to basics (1/4)

Mindfulness of the Body: the Four applications of Mindfulness training starts with the most concrete object of practice before progressing towards subtler and more difficult ones.

Awareness, View, and Conduct

As with any other action, when we begin to practice meditation, it is essential to be sure about our motivation. For it is our motivation—altruistic or self-centred, vast or limited—that influence its results.

New Awareness of Awareness Practices

We are thrilled to announce the completion of the advanced course Awareness of Awareness, part of the program Great Insights Through Mindfulness. Building upon increasingly subtler skills, in these last two sessions the practitioner is invited to apply awareness even more closely to …

At the heart of healing and hope

Compassion as a catalyst: Love and compassion are the cardinal virtues of human existence and at the heart of healing and hope. Discover Imagine Clarity’s courses on compassion and altruistic love.

New advanced course: The Awareness of Awareness

We are thrilled to announce new in-depth meditations with the course Awareness of Awareness as part of the program Great Insights Through Mindfulness.

Inside the Endless Om

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ravi Shankar, the Indian composer, sitar musician, and collaborator of artists like George Harrison. In honour of the milestone, folk-rock singer Johnny Irion has assembled a group of all-stars to record a new song for Shankar, “Inside the …

New Course: Observing the Mind

We are thrilled to announce that a new set of advanced practices are now available in the collection Insights Through Mindfulness under the title Observing the Mind. The Imagine Clarity Insights Through Mindfulness collection lets you practice with the same rich set of secularized practices as …

We are in this together

There is a lot of uncertainty in the world right now. Every individual is having, and will have, a different experience of the ongoing global crisis. Whether you are at the forefront or not affected much, we at Imagine Clarity want to contribute by offering a selection of free meditation sessions …

A message for you from Matthieu Ricard

Dear friends of Imagine Clarity, I know that many people might feel disorientated and frightened in face of the epidemic that is affecting many human beings around the world. So yes, we should take all precautions so that we can avoid it becoming a global catastrophe. We are not used anymore to …

What is a Spiritual Path?

Imagine Clarity’s authors offer novel perspectives and tools to help deal with everyday challenges and make sense of the complex world we live in. Today we are excited to share a new talk by Mattieu Ricard titled What is a Spiritual Path?, available to Imagine Clarity subscribers. So far, …

Meditation and everyday challenges

How can our meditation practice help us deal with the particular challenges we face? Each person’s experience is different, and our experiences changes from day to day, year to year, and actually from moment to moment. Within the day you might be happy in the morning, stressed in the afternoon, …

Finding your inner space

Through our meditation practice we gradually discover our inner world. What next? What do you do with the space that opens up when you free your mind a little bit? When you start to see that the world of expectations imposed by family, culture, the world, and even yourself, are just the outer …

Remember your good heart

Mindfulness is being present, and connecting with your good heart. When we meditate we take time to stop and just be. We feel our breathing coming in and going out and listen to our inner world. Mindfulness is remembering—remembering to be present, remembering our good heart. Our inner realm of …

You are not alone

Meditation is a voyage of discovery. It is a discovery of one’s own mind, and also a discovery of the world. Through a greater appreciation of the poignant beauty of our world and a greater tenderness towards others we come to see the world in a new way. If we transform our way of perceiving …

Making a difference

We may feel overwhelmed by the challenges of climate change, the urgency of a huge transformation of society, from the decisions of politicians right down to our basic daily habits. But as Greta Thunberg says: “You are never too small to make a difference.“ The dominant model of society is one …

Finding your flow

Today our meditation may be like a wild stream rather than a smooth-flowing river. But by practicing regularly, and trying to bring that practice of mindfulness into our daily life, we can gradually find a flow of inner calm. We learn to appreciate the present moment and our relationship to …

Stillness and turbulence

It’s easy to be relaxed when we’re on vacation but how can we keep our sense of balance in the midst of all the pressures of our stressful daily life? In many countries, after the summer holidays people are now back to work. Hopefully they have had a refreshing break from the usual stress, in a …

What reality?

Our experiences are colored by emotions, habits and learned reactions. When we are mindfully aware of our thoughts and emotions as they arise in our mind we can have a clearer understanding of ourselves and the world. Many of us are plagued by anxiety or frustration. Often when we look back at …

Clarity, Compassion and Genuine Happiness

As you reflect upon and embrace the fragile nature of our life on this planet, remember the unlimited potential of your mind. In today’s unstable world, our own inner stability is the essential basis to be able to act meaningfully, enjoy our lives, have fruitful relationships, and make our own …

Defining your goals

Alan Wallace’s course, Conative intelligence and Flourishing, is now complete. Use it to activate your deepest aspirations for true fulfilment. This vital process will enable you to make life choices based on a clear idea of your values and possibilities. In four sessions, we contemplate four …

Walking mindfully

In summer it’s great to stretch your legs and go for a walk in the country or along the beach. Mindful walking can give a new dimension to that experience: being truly in the present moment, creating harmony between your mind, your body, and your surroundings. You can learn this technique with …

The spark of creativity

How can we find the spark of transformative freshness that opens up new possibilities? What are the levers of creativity? And how can meditation help to unleash the flow of our creative potential? Discover some answers in our blog: Boredom, meditation and creativity. Creativity needs space. We …

How can I train my mind?

A frequent question from our users is how do I meditate, and how can I progress and develop a more mindful, compassionate and altruistic mindset? We recommend using the app’s Favorites feature, which enables you to create your personal learning path. A good start to explore meditation and its …

Conative intelligence and flourishing

Train the mind in a range of desires and aspirations oriented toward one’s own and others’ happiness with Dr Alan Wallace. The term conation refers to the faculties of intention and volition. For example, the intention to spend more time with one’s children and the intent to lose weight are both …

Essential qualities in leadership

Matthieu Ricard explores essential qualities in leadership. Who are the most admired leaders? He discusses how “caring mindfulness” offers a compelling, entirely secular means of benefiting from meditation in the corporate world. This exploration is part of his series of in-depth discussions and …