Clayton Micallef

Clayton has an Honour's Degree in Psychology and he is currently reading a Masters of Science in Mindfulness. He was introduced to meditation and the practices of mindfulness, compassion and insight at a very young age. Since then he has been a long time practitioner. Personally, he comments that meditation has been one of the practices that were the cause of profound insightful experience in his life.

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Meditation our Incessant Thoughts and Right Concentration

Sometimes during meditation, our thoughts and concentration seem to be at odds. At times no matter how hard we try to concentrate on the breath we still get plagued by streams of thought.  Not only but the harder we try to concentrate the more the thoughts increased.  Sometimes to the extent that meditation ends up …

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Fuelling Hatred and Fear for Political Gain

Fuelling Hatred and Fear for Political Gain

As modes of transport and communication advance, they inherently make the world a smaller place.  Many times, we hear news of “the American dream”, “the prosperous EU”, “a new life in Canada” or “going down under; wonderful Australia”.  We all want a better life and such ideas lead people who are living in countries with …

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Joining Hands: A Flow of Compassion

Joining Hands: A Flow of Compassion

Joining hands Today during my daily practice of meditation, a particular person came to mind.  I felt a deep sense of openness towards this person and what they are going through. So I engaged in a compassion practice and started directing loving-kindness and compassion towards them.  Strangely when I was directing compassion towards this person, …

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Compassion our common humanity

Compassion our common humanity

As Karen Armstrong reflects that the golden rule (compassion) is at the basis of every religion and our common humanity. When we focus on such reality it results in unity towards a common goal and an engagement to remove or reduce the causes of suffering through the expression of compassion both for self and others. 

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Zen of You and Me

A Quote

Human beings—rich or poor, East or West, educated or uneducated, man or woman—all have one thing in common: we all want joy and happiness in our life. —Interview with Lobsang Phuntsok by Andrew Hinton

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