Meditation and Spirituality Archives - Nick Hudis

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The Buddha didn’t turn water into wine

The Buddha didn’t turn water into wineThis is not a story about Buddhism or for Buddhists. After all I am not a Buddhist. It is a story for everyone. When the young prince, who became the person we refer to as “The Buddha,” left his sheltered, cossetted life in the palace for the first time, he saw, […]

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  • March 24, 2020

A complete waste of time?

A complete waste of time?​ There is a story… A group of zen monks were about to embark on a long and arduous meditation retreat sitting 18 hours a day for three weeks. At the start of the retreat, the master gave them an encouraging little pep talk: “I want you to understand,” he said, […]

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  • January 25, 2020

Is Enlightenment the means rather the end?

Is enlightenment the means rather than the end? I’ve spent the greater part of my adult life believing that my purpose in life was the achievement of union, enlightenment, realization, liberation, non-duality – call it what you may. I believed that the practice of meditation, kindness, moral discipline etc would (in one lifetime or another) […]

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  • January 25, 2020

There is more to mindfulness than meets the eye…

There is more to mindfulness than meets the eye… ​ There is more to mindfulness than meets the eye… or the ear, or the nose, or the skin!The term “Mindfulness” has become almost a cliche today and the idea of bringing ones attention to the present moment is often cited as a panacea for every emotional […]

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  • January 18, 2020

Sunrise at La Source

Sunrise at La Source “Hold the sadness and pain of samsara in your heart and at the same time the power and vision of the Great Eastern Sun. Then the warrior can make a proper cup of tea.” La Source, our home in thr Ardéche in France,  is so much a place of the Great […]

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  • January 18, 2020

Letting Go

Letting Go  “It’s time to let go”. “You’ve got to let go.” Letting go is one of the clichés of the new agey spirituality and holistic healing scene. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve heard people utter those words. But what does it really mean, to let go? How do you let go?Here […]

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  • January 18, 2020

Sit, Breathe – Mastering Meditation

Sit, BreatheA nuts and bolts guide to masteringMeditation​By Nick HudisIntroduction This article is the first part of my forthcoming book, Sit, Breath – Mastering Meditation.    Sit, Breathe – A Nuts and Bolts Guide To Mastering Meditation​IntroductionThis book is for you:If you’ve been told, or read that meditation would be good for you and you […]

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  • January 27, 2018