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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What do we mean when we say ‘Mind’?

Jane spoke about the dialogue in her mind between a part that was trying something different and another part that was objecting to that change. Alistair picked this up and spoke about the confusion that reigns in meditation circles when people talk about the mind. Is the thinking-mind that is meant? or rather the Mind […]

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Thoughts and thinking (Vitakka-Vicara)

In this recorded teaching, As part of our series on Thoughts and Thinking, Alistair explores the Buddhist teaching of the seed thought (vitakka) and proliferating thinking (vicara). If you’d like to hear Alistair teach live: You can join Alistair in 3x weekly live sessions to practice meditation. Interact with the Mindsprings community and join in […]

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The truth about Worrying

In this recorded teaching, Alistair responds to a question about worrying. Is worrying positive for the person that you’re worried about? He suggests there’s a lot of ‘self’ in worrying but does that help? If you’d like to hear Alistair teach live: You can join Alistair in 3x weekly live sessions to practice meditation. Interact […]

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