Mind the Gap - Exploring the establishments of mindfulness (satipatthana) at BMIMC, February 2022
These talks and workshops make up the teachings on mindfulness delivered at the Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre in February 2022.
Exploring Insight Online Retreat December 2021
Here you will find the recordings of the online retreat held on AEDT, 10 to 19 December 2021. They are a more developed version of the talks given to the Heart Insight Brisbane Meditation Group. The evening talks begin by covering the nature of mindfulness and its practice, followed by five talks on the three universal characteristics of change (anicca), pain (dukkha) and not-self (anatta).
Perth Insight Meditation Group Online Retreat October-November 2021
These are the talks and workshops for the online retreat organised by the Perth Insight Meditation Group (PIMG) October-November 2021.
Unfortunately a technical error resulted in the failure to record the questions and comments of the audience for the first talk, What is Mindfulness?
BMIMC Online Retreat September 2021
Here you will find the workshops and talks for the online retreat organised by the Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre (BMIMC) 3-12 September 2021.
Please note that I failed to record the talk “Tracking the Five Aggregates” during the retreat, so the version here was recorded later with no audience and therefore no interaction.
Exploring Insight – A series of talks on the three characteristics for Heart Insight Brisbane Meditation Group
This is a series of talks exploring the three characteristics of impermanence (anicca), pain (dukkha) and not-self (anattā). For the Buddha, “insight” means seeing into these three characteristics.
Sunday 6 June 2021: Practising impermanence. What does the Buddha mean by “impermanence” (anicca)? Why is it important? And how might I practise it? These are the themes for tonight’s talk.
Sunday 4 July 2021: Perceiving impermanence. The Buddha links the perception of impermanence (anicca) with that of pain (dukkha) and not-self (anattā). Why? What are the connections between these perceptions? These are the questions we explore in this talk.
Sunday 1 August 2021: Exploring dukkha. The second characteristic of experience is dukkha, classically translated as “suffering.” However, there is no English equivalent for dukkha because it covers the whole range of disagreeable experiences, from the most extreme agony to the subtlest dis-ease. Why does the Buddha see it as so important? Where does it fit in our meditation practice? How does it provide us with “insight” (vipassanā)? We explore these and related questions during this talk.
Melbourne Insight Meditation Online Retreat, June 2021
These are the talks, workshops and guided practices delivered online for Melbourne Insight Meditation (MIM) 11 – 20 June 2021.
Forest Retreat Centre, April 2021
These are the talks, workshops and guided practices delivered at the Forest Retreat Centre in northern NSW. The retreat was held 10-18 April 2021. My co-teacher for this retreat was Emma Pittaway. I recommend you check her talks on Natural Awareness and Intimacy with the Senses to get a good sense of her teaching style.
Sasanarakkha Buddhist Sanctuary (SBS) – January 2021
These workshops and talks were part of the online retreat conducted for Sasanarakkha Buddhist Sanctuary (SBS), Taiping Malaysia, in January 2021.