Podcasts

... why do we resist?

This is an excerpt from the Mindsprings Holy Island retreat in October 2016. The theme of the retreat was Samadhi and here Alistair talks about our resistance to meditation...alongside his rather dramatic experiences up in the icy snows of Colorado on retreat last year.

And Why It's the Better Way to Be in the World

Southbank Centre, 2nd July 2016

This is a recording of the 45-min lecture I gave at the magical woodland glade that the folks at the Southbank created for the events around Opera North's performance of the whole of Wagner's Ring Cycle.

From the Brighton 8-Week Beingfulness Course

This is an excerpt of the 2016 Winter Eight Week course taught by Alistair at St. Mary's in Brighton. It's from the seventh week where we started to explore the experience of what Alistair calls the "fifth field": the stance of the experiencer to what is experienced. Enjoy!

A public Talk 1hr 15 mins

This is a talk Alistair gave at the Samye Foundation Wales in Cardiff on Friday 26th February 2016.

It was outlining the historical precedents of the current vogue for mindfulness; making some distinctions about what exactly it is from a Buddhist point of view; discussing how it can be problematic when dealing with people who dissociate; and - in the Q&A - talking about the merits and demerits of 'mindful' colouring-in books!