5 of 5: In the last extract from Alistair’s 2019 talk in Edinburgh, he talks about the here-and-now possibilities opened up by the teachings of Reggie Ray, his teacher. The somatic path allows us to love our bodies and find freedom.
Part 4 of 5: In this fourth section of his talk in Edinburgh, Alistair explore the alternative history of tantric Buddhism which treats the body as completely sacred and as the pathway to Liberation.
Part 3 of 5: Continuing his Edinburgh lecture, Alistair considers the way that contemporary culture paradoxically makes us more and more unhappy with our bodies. The internet allows for total disembodiment and consumerism welcomes it.
This is an excerpt from Alistair Appleton’s course in London on the 1st and 2nd of June 2019, on ‘Tapping into Freedom’. It came at the end of the weekend when Alistair was exploring the deepest motivations of using tapping in the Buddhist context.
Part 2 of 5: In the second part of his Edinburgh talk, Alistair runs through the history of our relationship with the body from early hunter-gathers to the Instagram age.
A student at the 2018 Summer Retreat asked if meditation can be guaranteed to make you calmer, more self-confident and stronger. His answer was an emphatic “No”. Meditation helps us grow up and take on the full remit of being human. Something we all – including the POTUS – have to work at.
Alistair Appleton reveals that much of what we think about the ‘ego’ being a problem is wrong. Much of the ego is not a problem – just one aspect of it… Taken from the Summer 2018 Retreat on Holy Island. To find out about 2019’s retreat look here: mind-springs.org/courses/summer-m…y-is-the-ground/
Exploring the interface of neurobiology and meditation, Alistair explores some of the ‘koans of the soma’, the nuts and bolts of our human bodies and how they effect our being. This is an extract from the 2018 Summer Retreat on Holy Island. To book for this summer’s retreat, click here: mind-springs.org/courses/summer-m…y-is-the-ground/
In his opening comments to the 2018 “Being Still, Still Being” retreat Alistair outlines the neurobiological underpinnings of our obsessive busy-ness and how we need to work with that not against it. The Summer Retreat on Holy Island, suitable for all levels, is open for booking here.
Most of us exist in a frenzied haze of continual distraction from our real experience of life. The traditional posture of sitting meditation creates a framework that makes the distraction fade out, and life appear.