A Place of Stillness Blog

Meditation for Beginners: How to get started

Posted by Meera Grace Hoon and Peter Kretzmann on 13th Feb 2015

New to meditation? At we want to encourage and inspire everyone to meditate, so we came up with some helpful beginner points to guide you on your journey inward with meditation. Ev … read more

What Is Meditation?

Posted by Meera Grace Hoon and Peter Kretzmann on 28th Jan 2015

Meditation is when the mind and body are still and the heart is open. This is one of our favorites of the many ways to define meditation, because it is so simple and concise. When we quiet our mind an … read more

Meditation Basics: Why Meditate?

Posted by Meera Grace Hoon and Peter Kretzmann on 14th Jan 2015

Meditation is an ancient practice that helps calm the body and mind. Its benefits are physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. To achieve these benefits and find inner peace, the meditator tries to … read more

Practice Patience

22nd Dec 2014

“Practice patience: It is the shortest path to success. Patience will keep you calm in the face of difficulties, and will enable you to meet each obstacle effectively.” ~ Swami Kriyananda … read more

Always Remember

28th Feb 2014

“Always remember that you belong to no one, and no one belongs to you. Reflect that some day you will suddenly have to leave everything in this world–so make the acquaintanceship of God now. ” ~ Lah … read more

What comes will also go

28th Feb 2014

“What comes will also go. What always is will alone remain.”~ Ramana Maharshi

True Happiness

28th Feb 2014

“True happiness is not the fruit of years of painful struggle and anxiety. It is a long succession, rather, of little decisions simply to be happy in the moment.” ~ Swami Kriyananda … read more

Every Moment

28th Feb 2014

“Every moment and every event of every man’s life on earth plants something in his soul.” ~ Thomas Merton … read more

Inner Peace

28th Feb 2014

“Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.” ~ Saint Francis … read more

Thanks be to God

28th Feb 2014

“Precious night, precious day to abide in me forever. Thanks be to God for this immortal gift.” ~ John Muir … read more