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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Mantra is Mental Air Freshener

In this short video, Alistair is teaching from his car while on location filming for Escape to the Country. He explains to a student that repeating a Mantra can be a useful tool of the mind, like a mental air freshener. Using a mantra to paper over legitimate emotions can be problematic. But filling your […]

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Cultural addiction to suffering

In this recorded teaching, following a question from Jane one of the Mindsprings students, Alistair speaks to the prevailing Abrahamic sense that we, as humans, are meant to suffer in this life. And contrasts it to the tantric belief that life is bliss. If you’d like to hear Alistair teach live: You can join Alistair […]

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