Recent Talks

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2016:

  • Buddha Day Address: What was the mindset of the Bodhisatta when he left his family and what made him carry on?Download
  • What is vedana and where does it fit in? Download
  • The Need for Sangha. community and Q's about Ordinary Daily LifeDownload

2015

  • Mae Chee Kaew and Resolutions. Download
  • The Three Characteristics. Download
  • Buddha Day Address May 2015. Download
  • Deconstruction. Download
  • Love and All That. Download
  • Ethics Not-self and Liberation Download

Some of these talks sometimes cover similar ground to past talks, but hopefully show another angle or explain a different facet of the teachings.

2014:

  • Contol and loss of Power. Download
  • Q&A Detachment Engagement Motivation Devotion. Download
  • Basics for Meditation. Download
  • Kamma Revisited. Download
  • Daily Life Reinforced. Download
  • Refinement,Sublimation and the Eightfold Path. Download
  • No Inherent Being. Download
  • Kamma and Free Will. Download
  • Comments on a Statement by Mae Chee Kaew. Download
  • Reiki 10 06 2015. Download
  • Intro Talk to Bodycare Download
  • Dependent Origination and the Quality of Right Awareness. Download
  • Talk at the Re-opening of the Golden Buddha Centre in Totnes. Download
  • The Prognosis is Very Good. Download

2013:

  • Importance of Resolution plus Download
  • Christmas Talk re the Path Download
  • Right Relationship Download
  • How to critique the Dhamma and Buddha Download
  • An Attempt to Understand the teaching of Not-Self Download
  • Talk to the European Teachers Meeting How I came to establish a non-community. Download

2012:

  • Happiness Download

Click for handout: Towards Well-Being

  • The Body and the Discourse on How to Establish Right Awareness. Download
  • Christmas Talk re the Path. Download
  • Right Relationship. Download
  • Q.&A session:  Family Distractions : Selfish to Meditate : Negative Emotions : Suffering on  Identification Download
  • Mindfulness : Time Download
  • Monks : Daily Life : Not-Self Download
  • Retreats : Attachment : Children and Suffering Download

2011:

  • New Year Revision of Buddhadhamma Theory and Practice Download
  • Hope to Inspire Download
  • Talk at Opening of centre in Ghent Download
  • The Problem of Identity. Download
  • The body as Meditative Object. Download

The talk above has the last few minutes missing, but makes the main points.

Gaia House Retreat 2011

  • 1. Starting a Retreat Download
  • 2. Right Awareness Intro.to Vipassana Download
  • 3. The Mahasi Technique Download
  • 4. The Hindrances The Psychotherapy of Vipassana Download
  • 5. The Seven Factors of Awakening Download
  • 6. The Ethical Psychology of the Buddha Download
  • 7. The Law of Kamma Download
  • 8. Living Life according to the Dhamma Download

2010:

  • All Around the Houses Download
  • The Principles and Problems of Vipassana Download
  • Not-Self Indulgence and all Download
  • Impulsive or Spontaneous Download
  • The Body and the Three Characteristics Download
  • Why noting without stop Download
  • Why we need a technique Download
  • Subliminal Inclinations, Defilements and Hindrances Download
  • Questions and Answers A Dolly Mixture Download
  • Importance of Metta 24 min Download

These two talks on Kamma are much the same but have a different ending or emphasis.
May be worth listening to both after an interval of time between.

  • The Kamma of Liberation Download
  • The Karma Concerning Liberation Download

2009:

  • Dignity and the Qualities of a Ruler Download
  • Practice in Ordinary Daily Life Download
  • Samatha-Vipassana Download
  • Vipassana and or Therapy Download
  • Buddha Day Address with Refuges and Precepts Download
  • Daily Rythms; Fetters, Hindrances and Inclinations; Rebirth Download
  • Metta, Applied and Sustained Thought, Buddhamind Download
  • Equanimity - Foundation of all Virtue Download
  • The Mahasi Method Download
  • The Sufferings of the Pleasure Syndrome Download
  • There is no separation between vipassana and ordinary daily life Download
  • Q & A Rebirth Identification Emotions etc. Download
  • Why didn't the Buddha return to lay life Download
  • Revising the principles of vipassana Download
  • Dukkha Unsatisfactoriness et al Download
  • Encouragement October 09 Download
  • The practice and the pitfalls of metta, goodwill practice Download

2008:

  • How Vipassana relates to Daily Life Download
  • Samatha and - or Vipassana Download
  • Metta: Developing Goodwill Download
  • Karma, Dependent Origination, Virtue and Liberation Download
  • Enthusiam and other questions Download
  • Faith and the Spiritual Life Download
  • Revising the principles of vipassana Download
  • The Buddha's Quest - A Public Talk Download
  • The Gratification, the Danger and the Escape Download
  • The problem lies in the looking Download
  • There is no reason for being! Download
  • Towards a whole life practice Download