Holy Island #1: the Evolutionary Roots of Compassion

This is part one of excerpts from the 2017 Compassion course on Holy Island in Scotland. Alistair talks here about the evolutionary roots of compassion and why human sensitivity is the key to our success as a species… To experience the Holy Island course 2018 please look here.

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Tales from Holy Island

What you’ll hear This is an excerpt from the 2017 “Being Earthed” Holy Island Retreat led by Fay Adams and Alistair Appleton. In it, Fay and Alistair share personal stories about the power of the island. And Fay reads the words of Tai Situpa about the geomancy of Holy Isle Experience the magic of the […]

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Greying Out the World – 2: Freud-Oedipus vs. Janet-Osiris

This is Part 2 of Alistair 2018 talk on dissociation from Scarborough. Here he starts to discuss the fascinating cover-up of the work of Pierre Janet in the “lineage of psychotherapy” and how the myths of Osiris and Oedipus cast further light on the power of dissociation…  

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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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