Imagine Clarity is designed to support your journey of discovering the mind and its potential. The team often receives detailed practice-related questions, and we are happy to provide carefully considered answers to support your reflections and meditation practice. We will start to highlight some of our answers that might interest everyone! How to respond when we are confronted with information which challenges our beliefs or even our understanding of reality and truth, that is, our worldview?
The impact of our assumptions and how to gain more clarity are widely explored both in our beginner-friendly and more advanced courses. First through reflections and meditations, then inner experience.
Challenges to our everyday assumptions are considered in Knowing Yourself to Know the World
, especially in the practice of Beliefs
. The course is part of a month long and comprehensive Meditate Day by Day
program where you learn mindfulness methods for approaching all kinds of situations, even the most difficult ones.
More Experienced Meditators
One may expand on that with Deeper Insight
reflections on how to cultivate vipaśyanā
into the nature of the mind and world.
Deeper insights are gained first through detailed analysis of consciousness, then through inner experience. —Matthieu Ricard
There are many forms of vipaśyanā
or insight meditation. A classical one is the four foundations, or four pillars of mindfulness
(known as satipaṭṭhāna
in the Pali language). It is to gradually become mindful of our body, our sensations, the workings of the mind, and phenomena at large. Continuity for your reflections and practice in the deeper end of the pool is offered with the complete meditation courses The Four Foundations of Mindfulness
and its older cousin, Four Applications of Mindfulness
. You are invited to explore these four pillars step by step to explore each theme at your own pace. The aim is that you enter into the experience of insight again and again, saturating the mind on the path of discovery.
What is the nature of the phenomena we call the mind and what populates its domain? Probing closely into the mental space, so central to our very existence, is the close application of mindfulness. —B.A. Wallace in the Four Applications of Mindfulness
Photo: Artwork by Yahne Le Toumelin (1976)