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Wildmind Meditation News

Oct 20, 2012

Take time out to create your private stress-free sanctuary

Helen Hawkes, Frases Coast Chronicle (Australia): Most of us are skilled multi-taskers. We have to be.

We’re bombarded by emails and mobile phone calls and, if we work and live with others, there’s always people in our personal space.

Of course it’s wonderful to have contact with others, especially with those we care about.

But for our mental and physical health, we need a regular break from this constant buzz of activity.

One of the best ways to get it is to have your own private sanctuary or escape.

That’s right, you can create a space just for yourself and it doesn’t have …

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Wildmind Meditation News

Aug 04, 2011

Not a joke: Barbie’s 2011 dream house has solar panels, meditation room

The American Institute of Architects has announced the winner of its Barbie Dream House competition: a four-story, eco-friendly Malibu manse with signature pink sliding doors.

AIA hosted the contest to promote Mattel’s latest addition to its “I Can Be …” series, Architect Barbie, who can be seen here in full professional garb: chunky glasses, construction hat, and outdated, hot-pink document holder. Competition entries were winnowed down to five finalists before being put to a public vote, with the winning house, by recent Harvard master’s grads Ting Li and Maja Paklar, snagging 8,470 votes. In their submission form, Li and Paklar describe Architect Barbie as upholding…

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Bodhipaksa

Nov 24, 2010

Spiritual materialism

The Winnipeg Free Press has a article on creating personal spaces in your home — often at great expense — for “hobbies” such as Star Wars, bowling, and meditation. Yup, meditation is a “hobby” akin to rolling a ball down a polished surface in order to knock down some pieces of wood.

Time was when someone might create a place to meditate with some floor cushions, a CD player and fragrant candles.

Lori Dennis, a Los Angeles interior designer, said she frequently gets asked to design something quite different: chic, very expensive meditation rooms. Ones with “expensive luxuries like $200 per yard fabric, custom meditation benches, custom wall murals in gold-leaf paint, cashmere hand-knit throws and accessory art in the $10,000s.”
She has

Wildmind Meditation News

Mar 30, 2003

Keep things simple in your meditation space

When designing your own space for meditation or reflection, the most important thing to remember is you.
This is a place to rejuvenate your spirit, says interior designer Ronda Webb of the Design Studio of Gabberts. In your home, you’re not always decorating only for yourself, but making compromises for your husband, your kids, your guests.
“In your space, you should use things that you don’t get to have everywhere else,” Webb says.
Choose a comfortable mat, chair or pillow to help you relax. Clear out all the clutter and avoid having bills, paperwork or computers in view. Don’t have things you “don’t” like or that bring on potential stress in this space.
Other advice from designing experts:
When choosing paint, look for cool tones …