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Mindsprings is dedicated to exploring different ways in which mindfulness can combine with therapy to help people be happier and more at ease in the world.
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mindsprings Apr 5
NEW VIDEO: Alistair was invited to give a 'sermon' at the wonderful LGBT-friendly Metropolitan Church in Brighton and spoke about 'The Survival of the Gentlest'
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mindsprings Apr 3
REGGIE IN EUROPE! Really happy to let people know that my root teacher Reggie Ray and his wife Caroline Pfohl are running 2 back-to-back retreats in Germany this summer. All the details for the first step of applying are here:
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mindsprings Apr 3
NEW BLOG: In a transcribed excerpt from the recent Scarborough Retreat last weekend, Alistair talks about lasagne, Leylandii and the possibility of enlightenment...
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mindsprings Mar 23
THIS HAPPENED: Blackthorn buds in the Newhaven briar look very much like neural networks.
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mindsprings Mar 22
COURSE in the NETHERLANDS: Very excited to be teaching somatic meditation in Nijmegen this December... / CURSUS in Nederland: Erg enthousiast om somatische meditatie in Nijmegen te geven in december ...
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mindsprings Mar 20
NEW PODCAST: The first extract from Alistair's talk in Edinburgh, "The Body is a Buddhafield, Not a Battlefield". To begin with he explores the question, 'What turns us against our bodies?'
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mindsprings Mar 14
If you're at a loose end this Friday in London, I'm giving a talk on the ferocious, blood-thirsty, ultimately enlightening Tibetan Protectors. The College of Psychic Studies at 7pm. I've been working on my slides! They're a colourful bunch!
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mindsprings Mar 13
ONE FOR THE THERAPISTS: I'm running a one-day CPD training in Surrey on Saturday 23rd March. It's an affordable and intimate group for counsellors. This one looking at the developments in embodied neuroscience that impact therapy.
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mindsprings Mar 13
PUBLIC TALK THIS FRIDAY in KENSINGTON: I'm giving a lecture at 7.30, 15th March at the College of Psychic Studies on the subject of the Tibetan Protectors...Fascinating world of ferocious Enlightened beings that wake us up and lead us to realisation.
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mindsprings Mar 8
COURSE IN IRELAND: I'm so pleased to be back in Dublin this September to run a weekend exploring the basics of embodied meditation. Following the teaching of Reggie Ray, we'll be exploring his emphasis on bottom-up, 'somatic' practice.
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mindsprings Mar 1
ALISTAIR IS BACK IN EDINBURGH: Following the lovely gathering in February, Alistair is at the Salisbury Centre again in May this year to continue exploring embodied meditation. It's a very warm and inspiring group and there are only 22 places.
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mindsprings Feb 27
HOW TO RELATE MORE NATURALLY WITH MEDITATION... How does meditation stop being 'sitting in a bubble' and become the path to greater and deeper connection with people, situations and places? In these very disconnected times, we need to find a way!
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mindsprings Feb 22
NEW BLOG: Mögu and My Problem with Teachers. Alistair explores his life-long struggle between being a 'know-it-all' and humble enough to receive teaching. The Tibetan experience of mögu opens things up...
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mindsprings Feb 20
THIS HAPPENED: Blackthorn blossom against a crisp February sky over the South Downs
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mindsprings Feb 15
QUOTE: Reggie is obsessed with with work of the English Romantic poets, especially Wordsworth. I put up a favourite episode from Wordsworth's autobiographical poem, "The Prelude"...
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mindsprings Feb 13
NEW BLOG: Alistair Appleton starts his report from his 2019 retreat with a description of Winter on the Island and how he meditated in a blizzard...
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mindsprings Feb 8
NEW BLOG: "Ben the Protector Dog" - Alistair and his husband have a new puppy - a very big one. And he acts like a Tibetan Protector disrupting ego and letting Life with a big L in...
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mindsprings Feb 5
NEW BLOG: On the first day of the Tibetan New Year, Alistair meditates in the garden with his dog and vows to cut himself more slack...
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mindsprings Jan 31
I'm so sad to share the death this Monday of the incomparable Jane Lash. Many Holy Island retreatants - if they were lucky - will know this incorrigibly wonderful Canadian octogenarian. She was a jewel of a woman. Please remember her in your thoughts and prayers.
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mindsprings Jan 30
Just released a few more tickets for the free talk in Cardiff on Friday 8th March, "Can Buddhists Have a Self?" It's free but there's a collection for the Cardiff Samye Dzong...
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