Recent Talks

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      • 2020:

        • Misunderstanding re. the Self, Karma and transcendence
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          • 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)

               

            • Khanda-Aggregates as Person, Sati-Awareness
              • 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