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A Place of Stillness Blog

​“Spring” Me Up

​“Spring” Me Up

Posted by Nandadevi Traymar on 15th Apr 2021

Don’t you feel that, with the coming of spring, you want to start doing new and fresh things? I do! Every spring.There’s something about spring, almost as if our whole being knew and was affected by t … read more
What makes a good Zafu?

What makes a good Zafu?

Posted by Peter Sanjaya on 5th Apr 2021

A Zafu is simply a circular meditation cushion that helps the meditator maintain a good posture during their practices. But there are many zafus available, what makes a good one? First, the zafu … read more
More ways to use a Zafu Cushion

More ways to use a Zafu Cushion

Posted by Peter Sanjaya on 19th Mar 2021

Who knew there were so many ways to use a zafu cushion? You can of course use the cushion to support you in your meditation practice, but recently our good friend Satyana showed us lots of ways to use … read more
From One Meditator to Another

From One Meditator to Another

Posted by Nandadevi Traymar on 11th Mar 2021

I don’t know about you, but being able to concentrate during meditation has been one of the biggest challenges I’ve had to face with this practice. I have been meditating for 19 years now, and it wasn … read more
Thanksgiving  -The Day After-

Thanksgiving -The Day After-

Posted by Nandadevi Traymar on 27th Nov 2020

If you have been following Meditation Bench’s posts closely throughout the year, you probably know by now that our shop manager - Jaya - and I are both from Argentina. Argentina, like many other count … read more
What do I need to start my meditation practice?

What do I need to start my meditation practice?

Posted by Peter Sanjaya on 9th Nov 2020

Once you find a technique that resonates with you and you find effective, you may start looking at products to help make the experience more comfortable. It's true you don't actually need any special … read more
An Experiment in Unmitigated Happiness

An Experiment in Unmitigated Happiness

Posted by David Eby on 2nd Oct 2020

Okay everyone – raise your hand if you are a fellow addict of getting things done – hooked on that wonderful feeling of accomplishment that comes from crossing things off of the “to do” list, whether … read more
Extraordinary Times Ask Us to Change Extraordinarily

Extraordinary Times Ask Us to Change Extraordinarily

Posted by Nandadevi Traymar on 4th Sep 2020

A group of friends from India recently shared a video with this wonderful quote as the prelude to an online event. Change seems to be the underlying theme of the current times. In such a short period … read more
Online Meditation

Online Meditation

Posted by Peter Sanjaya Kretzmann on 13th Aug 2020

When my dad got the MeditationBench.com domain in the late 90s, the first site built by a friend was a single page. He had been making meditation benches for almost 20 years at that point but he was s … read more
Let your Love Light the World

Let your Love Light the World

Posted by Nandadevi Traymar on 23rd May 2020

It happens often in our lives that we ourselves, or someone we know of, need healing. But most of us, living at this moment in time, have never experienced a circumstance where healing is a worldwide … read more