Videos

Caves

Continuing his video exploration of Holy Island, Alistair takes time to ponder the magic of meditating in caves. To find out more about the Holy Island retreats run by Mindsprings, then you can read this or book one direct here.

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The Island

I’ve been going to Holy Island in Scotland for almost 20 years now. And teaching there for 15. And through all the various spiritual escapades of my life – Theravadan Buddhism, Ayahuasca, psychotherapy, somatic meditation – the Island has been the constant. Twice a year, Mindsprings travels there to hold a 7-day retreat. The summer […]

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Green Tara Island

Before my week teaching on Holy Island in October 2019, I took some time to visit my favourite spots on the Island and share some insight into their significance for me. First stop was the beautiful rock carving of Green Tara on the western shore. She’s the Tibetan manifestation of compassionate action. The wise, heart-felt […]

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Head-in-the-Sand Land

Following on from my blog about the butterflies on my fig tree and the dawning realisation that the climate catastrophe is happening, I took a moment before heading up to Scotland for the annual Mindsprings Autumn retreat to ponder the dissociation that arises when we think about it. I’m sure there’s a part of you […]

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The Sea! The Sea!

The second offering from Mindsprings TV is about the sea. Here in England we are a sea-fringed nation, constantly relating to the wide water that surrounds us. That’s not the same the world over. Although I have grown up with the sea a constant feature in my world, there are spiritual traditions where the sea […]

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Sit the Downs

    It’s been a long time coming, but I’ve finally combined my broadcasting skills with Mindsprings.  A 70 mile long snake of British chalky downland As part of the Newhaven festival I mentioned in my last post, I also ran a repeat of my “Sit the Downs” session from last year.  Twenty of us […]

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