Submitted by alistairappleton on Tue, 01/03/2016 - 6:07pm.
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!
Submitted by alistairappleton on Tue, 08/12/2015 - 9:27am.
This is a public talk and Q&A, Alistair gave in the Scarborough Art Gallery on June 26th 2015. In it he talks about the unprecedented nature of the 'social media revolution'; how the internet and social media works on the brain; how we can understand it in the buddhist terms of attachment, aversion and dissociation. And how mindfulness is the skill we need to develop to survive it.