Greying Out the World: 1: La-la-la-ing my life away…

This is part one of a talk Alistair gave in Scarborough on 23 March 2018 at the Samye Dzong at Londesborough Lodge. It’s a light-hearted exploration of the human defence of dissociation, a subject close to Alistair’s heart… <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>

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“Is Meditation Enough?” : Cardiff Public Talk, February 2018

This is a talk by Alistair Appleton given in Cardiff on 23rd February 2018 on the subject ‘Is Meditation Enough?’ – it’s a wide ranging and relaxed introduction to Alistair’s stance on the role of meditation in contemporary life… Sit back with a cup of tea and enjoy Alistair in full, off-the-cuff flow….

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Ego is a lethal addiction to painkillers

Taken from the September 2017 weekend retreat on “I see you, Mara”, Alistair talks about how this problematic notion of the “ego” can be understood as an excess of thinking, a slipknot round your own throat or as Reggie Ray describes it, an lethal addiction to painkillers…

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If the Open Space is so good…

This is excerpted from the 2016 Samadhi retreat, where Alistair explains the subtle way in which Buddhism understands the “scrunch” of the ego.

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Definitions of Mindfulness…

Recorded at the August 2017 Gayles “Drawing on Mindfulness” retreat, Alistair gives a fundamental overview of the different streams of meditation coming out of the Indian Tradition and notes how mindfulness is unique and distinct from other forms.

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A bigger frame…

This is a recording of a chat between Alistair Appleton and the art teacher Isobel Dutton after the close of the Gayles ‘Drawing on Mindfulness’ retreat in August 2017. Over a cup of tea, they talk about the similarities between art anxiety and meditation anxiety and how making a mark and being your true self […]

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10 ways to stop your brain becoming…

This is the last bit of Internet related podcastery for a while. It’s the 10 bits of advice I gave at the end of my 2015 talk on the Internet and Meditation in Scarborough.

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The dissociative universe of the Web…

This is the second extract from a talk I gave in Scarborough in 2015 on the subject of ‘Mindfulness in the Age of Twitter’. This part looks at the way the “attention economy” of the Net can rob us of our full and embodied sense of life.

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The Neurochemical Net…

This is Part 1 of a series of podcasts on the effect of Internet use on the brain. It’s excerpted from a talk I gave in Scarborough back in 2015. This part looks at how the Web fires up potent areas of the brain…and how that impacts our sense of being alive.

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