The Infernal Waltz

In this recorded teaching, Alistair unpacks the image of the three steps that build up the suffering world: delusion & dissociation, desire & grasping, hating & anger. Together they create a dance, an infernal Waltz. Click here to sign up for Alistairs newsletter Click here to find out more about Alistair’s online courses at the […]

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Shadowy bodies overlooked awareness

Conversing with Dameon about the shadowy and partial knowledge we have of our bodies ‘from the inside’. Alistair talks about how piecemeal apprehension of shifting phenomena often blindsides us to the bright and consistent field of awareness that is happening within. Join Alistairs live lessons at the Mindsprings Practice Space: You can join Alistair in […]

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The negative news industry

Responding to a student’s comment on the distractions of the news media, Alistair speaks about the nature of news as an industry and the myth of ‘being informed’ that drives it. What if we were to question the mechanism of news and what it means for us? If you’d like to hear Alistair teach live: […]

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Don’t fix Tallulah!

In this recorded teaching, Jane spoke about her confusion around “awareness being aware of itself”. Which is a difficult but potent step in practice. But Alistair went on to discuss the “emotional body” as a meditational analogue to Philip Pullman’s brilliant creation of the ‘daemon’. Holding this playful idea of your emotional body with a […]

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Awareness, the full-time feast

Following a question from Ailsa in Australia, Alistair recaps in a very succinct and digestible way the teaching around awareness. Some housekeeping about the language we use and why awareness of awareness is considered the ultimate gateway experience for Buddhist meditators. What’s your awareness of awareness? If you’d like to hear Alistair teach live: You […]

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Underland & the Earth

In this recorded teaching, Alistair is chatting with a student, Zana about the impact of the Earth meditation that we had just finished. Alistair speaks about Robert Macfarlane’s book ‘Underland’ and the physical dimension of space below us. An imagined awareness of that depth and magical space can allow us to access a real sense […]

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The karma of staying put

Introducing the mantra-shamata meditation, Alistair recaps the important use of this practice. It helps us stay present to the present moment assemblage of phenomena and gives us a precious window of intentional input that can lead to positive patterns (bright karma). If you’d like to hear Alistair teach live: You can join Alistair in 3x […]

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Alistair Answers: How much time does meditation take?

Alistair Answers: A series of videos answering your questions about meditating. Question No3 – I’m busy, how much time does meditation take? Meditation is not an instant fix, Alistair explains. You do need to dedicate 20 or 30 minutes each day to practice. It can take a long time, months or years to feel the […]

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Alistair Answers: Am I doing it right?

Alistair Answers: A series of videos answering your questions about meditating. Question No2 – How do I know if I’m doing it right? Alistair explains why there is no right or wrong in meditating and he gives us an easy tip to feel if meditating is working. If you’d like to hear Alistair teach live: […]

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Alistair Answers: Too much thinking

Alistair Answers: A series of videos answering your questions about meditating. Number one – Too much thinking. My head is so full of thoughts, how could I ever control them? This is the question he is asked the most often. People describe themselves as having too many thoughts. Thoughts that race at 100 miles an […]

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