Healing with Mindfulness

I am continuously inspired by some of the images that the Buddha offers us of ‘Sati’ or ‘Mindfulness’. My talk for Worldwide Insight on Sunday, December 2nd, was an exploration of some the many aspects of mindfulness – or in my case a lack of mindfulness – that continue to play themselves out in my life. In this talk I […]

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Embodied Intentionality

Vince Cullen - Sajja - Embodied Intentionality

This talk is about what I would have liked to have heard when I got sober. It is an exploration of the ‘truths’ (Sajja/Sacca) that might lead to conviction, to directed karma, to mindfulness as ‘remembering-to-remember’, and to the path that leads to joy & beyond. An excerpt: “My talk this evening is largely based on a formulation of the […]

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M.A.R.A. and the Gatekeepers

Buddhist Recovery Academy with Vince Cullen

Buddhist Recovery Academy “For most of his adult life, Vince says that he was an alcoholic but he also says that he has now been happily sober for the last 21-years. This change of being started when he deliberately, consciously – he would even say ‘mindfully’ – poured a can of lager into a glass and drank that beer knowing […]

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Swapping beer for Buddhism

Swapping beer for Buddhism with Vince Cullen

Róisín Meets Vince Cullen : A Podcast from The Irish Times I didn’t so much pour my last beer away; but I did consciously, deliberately – you might even say ‘mindfully’ – pour it into a glass and I drank that beer knowing that I would never drink again. Twenty-one years later I can say with confidence that there is […]

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Booze, Buddhism & the Body

Buddhism Booze and the Body with Vince Cullen

BOOZE, BUDDHISM AND THE BODY WITH VINCE CULLEN Vince Cullen joins Mark Walsh to talk addiction and Buddhism. They discuss what addiction is and how the body the relevant to it, why the body is central to Buddhist practice and how mindfulness can help with addictions of all kinds from alcohol, to drugs, to food to Facebook! Vince and Mark […]

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What is “Buddhist Recovery” ?

What is Buddhist Recovery with Vince Cullen (Hungry Ghost Retreats & Nalagiri House)

What are the Defining Characteristics of Buddhist Recovery? Disclaimer! “My views and opinions are simply that; views and opinions. They are subject to change over time; and they are not necessarily the Truth.” Kevin Griffin, Noah Levine, Vimalasara and myself each had about 10-minutes to share our thoughts on ‘Buddhist Recovery’. But that’s not enough time! In short, for me, […]

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Buddhist Recovery Summit – October 2017

Vince Cullen at Buddhist Recovery Summit 2017

The Buddhist Recovery Summit (website) The Buddhist Recovery Summit 2017, organized by the Northwest Dharma Association, in conjunction with the Buddhist Recovery Network, was held at Gwinwood Retreat Center in Lacey, Washington on the weekend of October 20-22, 2017. Some of the questions we explored included: What are the defining characteristics of Buddhist recovery? How does Buddhist recovery intersect with the Twelve-Step model? What are […]

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From Avijja to Nirvana – a personal reflection on the journey from confusion to liberation

World Wide Insight - healing-and-insight-vince-cullen-nalagiri-house-mindfulness-hungry-ghost-retreats

  A personal reflection on the journey from Confusion to Liberation via some basic Buddhist principles, some modern evolutionary psychology, an 18-century Scottish philosopher and Charles Darwin; Oh… and a lot of short-term sexual gratification!  www.worldwideinsight.org/vince-cullen-26-11-2016/ On Saturday, November 26th, 2016 I gave this podcast for the World Wide Insight: Healing & Insight channel.  The podcast consists of a 30-minute meditation followed by […]

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The ‘Truth’ about Buddhist Recovery & Awakening to What Really Is

Hungry Ghost - Vince Cullen - Healing and Insight

On Saturday, May 28th, 2016 I gave a podcast for the World Wide Insight: Healing & Insight channel.  The podcast consists of a 30-minute meditation followed by a 30-minute talk then concludes with 30-minutes of questions and answers. www.worldwideinsight.org/vince-cullen-28-05-2018/ Many thanks to everyone who made this online event happen 🙂 www.worldwideinsight.org/vince-cullen-28-05-2018/   Related post: There is no such thing as ‘Buddhist Recovery’

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