Recent Talks

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    • 2020:

        • Q&A Kamma / FreeWill , Metta/attachment, Momentary Concentration (khanika samadhi)
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        • Q&A Emotions: Awareness/Delusion:Insight : Masculine/Feminine : Sense-of-Self : Porridge-itself-has-no-taste.
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        • Q&A  : Kamma, Free Will  Metta and Attachment, Momentary Concentration (Khanika Samadhi)
          • 2019:

            • Q&A Resistance Rebirth and Moral Justice What suffers Mindfulness Apps Spiritual Attainments
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          • 01 The Body - The Buddha's World View and the role of Materiality (rupa) Download
          • 02 The Body - Kayagasati Sutta MN131 Download
          • Feeling (vedana) Download
          • Dependent Origination leading to awakening in ordinary Daily life. Download
          • Buddha Day Address 2019  :  How the Buddha came to to teach ethics and transcendence.
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            Discourse on the Highest Blessings

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      2018:

          • Ethics, Not-self and Liberation Download
          • Roads to Power Download
          • New Year address on the qualities needed to succeed : The Roads to Success.  Download
          • The First Discourse on Turning the Wheel of the Dhamma.    Download
          • Scientism : Romanticism : Psychotherapy - and Buddhadhamma Download

            There is a lot on the web if you google - scientism.
            Some books I found especially useful:
            Scientism. A Word we Need By John Crowburn SJ. Especially useful to people like me who know virtually nothing about science. Though pitched towards Roman Catholics, I did not find it biased when compared to other books I read.
            Yval N.Harari two books: Sapiens and Homo Deus retell the whole human story and where we may be heading. Fascinating and again for the general reader. It through this work I finally under stood this mysterious word - algorithm.
            Romanticism by Thanissaro Bhikkhu is downloadable free from the website and is a detailed analysis of how Romantic ideology has obscured Buddhadhamma for westerners.
            I have not found a book that delineates Buddhadhamma from psychotherapy. The two are intertwined, but the aim is different.

            Ted Talk David Chalmers on How to Explain Consciousness 

          • Kamma, Rebirth and Transcendence : A top down view of the Buddhadhamma. Download

            Twenty Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation - Ian Stevenson

          • The Discourse to the Kalama : Discernment, the Ethical Life and Fake News Download

      2016:

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

      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
          • 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