The aim of the Indian Psychology Institute is to explore and develop what the Indian traditions can contribute to modern psychology in terms of theoretical models, specific insights, reliable methods, practical applications, and avenues for future research.
Over the past few years I have realized that self-observation is a tedious process. For most instances there is no magic involved. It is a painstakingly slow and repetitive endeavour. But if done constantly and with conviction it gradually brings about a whole new perspective to life. There is an innate sense of adventure […]
As promised in my previous blog, here is the next in series on the tools I use for self-observation and of course the ‘how’ of it. So to begin with, I need to answer two simple questions; what does ‘self’ mean to me and how do I differentiate between different parts of my own being […]
A few passages on Love, Ananda and the new world by Sri Aurobindo and the Mother For there is, concealed behind individual love, obscured by its ignorant human figure, a mystery which the mind cannot seize, the mystery of the body of the Divine, the secret of a mystic form of the Infinite which we […]
8 years ago I turned to the discipline of psychology to seek answers to certain fundamental questions which have kept me busy almost all my life. I was looking for the sense of “I” which was not limited to the one that acts but something or someone more who is behind the one that performs. […]
Over the past few years, in almost all the Indian Psychology Workshops that we organize here in Pondicherry, there is one particular topic that remains quite a favourite! We call it the preparation of our personalized toolbox. Unlike the normal mechanical toolbox, this particular one contains psychological tools and techniques that we can apply on […]
Recently, on the online forum MIEN (Mindfulness in Education), there was a very interesting discussion about how to present mindfulness in an appropriate manner in secular classrooms. One of the suggestions was to simply offer it as attention training, and …
He strokes my hair with sunlight and lays his palm before each step, so I may tread. When he whispers in my ear, the ocean dance begins, flowing waves of abundance. My heart is swelling from the pain of fullness …
It’s settled, its official, the ocean resides in my heart. My heart is its birthplace and it is the home of my heart. They’re married together by an inseparable knot. Whether this makes sense, when it got to this, how …
Yoga Psychology In The Schools: Some Insights from the Indian Tradition By Don Salmon, PhD Introduction I am presently co-authoring, with Jan Maslow, a book entitled Through the Eyes of Infinity. In the book we will examine and integrate the theories …
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