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!

A public talk 1'30"

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.

Guided Meditation 20'

This is the 20' guided meditation for the participants from the Scarborough Mindfulness for Anxiety course. It is done lying down with the knees tied and hands resting on belly.

from Holy Island Retreat 2015

This is a 30' guided meditation of the practice of perineal breathing (samadhi)from the Holy Island Retreat 2015. It is, in part, a Dharma Ocean practice done lying down and then sitting up.