2017 May – Being Human Retreat for Freely Given Retreats – England

Being Human - A Hungry Ghost Retreat for Freely Given Retreats with Vince Cullen

“Now, I feel brighter about the future and my eating – for ‘need not greed’. Although I have a very unstable life style – where it may not be possible to eat in silence.” “It went beyond my expectations. The teachings, have encouraged more “food” for thought :)”. “I would have loved more silence, but I also understand that connection […]

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2017 April – Being Human Retreat at New Life Foundation – Thailand

Being Human : A Hungry Ghost Retreat at New Life Foundation with Vince Cullen - Thailand in April 2017

“I feel much clearer, and more connected to myself.  Less afraid of letting myself feel.  And generally more loving and accepting of myself, and other people.” “It gave me the opportunity and the guidance to connect myself.  To feel grounded and centred.  To learn the power of being kind to myself and to forgive others.  I like the structure – […]

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2017 April – Being Human Retreat at Sunyata Centre – Ireland

Being Human : A Hungry Ghost Retreat at Sunyata Buddhist Centre with Vince Cullen - Ireland

“I feel good, open but hesitating how I will handle and use it later.  I was not able to make some ‘wow’.” “It overcomes [my expectations].  I expected ‘more meditations’ but without teaching be so good.” “I am more happy.” “I feel strong, clear and calm, kinder and more compassionate to others and myself.” [I liked the retreat because…]  “Time […]

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

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From Avijja to Nirvana – 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! On Saturday November 26th, 2016 I gave this podcast for the World Wide Insight : Healing & Insight channel.  The podcast consists of […]

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2016 October – Being Human Retreat at The Barn – England

From Hungry Ghost to Being Human - A Hungry Ghost Retreat with Vince Cullen

  “I was not aware it was a one-week ‘intensive’ but there were a lot of ideas to introduce, and repetition of meditation practice is the practice.”   [easymedia-slider-two med=”2905″]   “I have never felt more alive and comfortable in my own skin. Thank you Vince.” “I feel I’ve moved on to a new stage in life where the desire […]

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2015 June – Everyday Nirvana Retreat at New Life Foundation – Thailand

  “I feel more at ease, I struggled with the retreat as there were many frustrations but that is something I am hopefully able to learn from this week with life-coaching.  I really enjoyed the Dharma talks and it has inspired me to investigate further.  Although meditation was a struggle I think I will find it a lot easier now.” […]

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2015 March – Being Human Retreat at New Life Foundation – Thailand

  “Had hopes – I could go deeper in my personal growth experience with this retreat.  I feel relaxed, my meditation is deeper and more serene.  Aware that Buddhism is not my path to growth.  I had high expectations that deeply moving insights would come.  But this experience seems to be about ‘what is’ and cultivating positivity to ‘what is’ […]

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2015 January – Being Human Retreat at Sunyata Centre – Ireland

  “I feel… A lot more relaxed about my addictions.  I don’t feel the strong compulsions any more.  I feel a small one after the thought but now I understand that my thoughts aren’t permanent, I choose to be kind to myself and can let it go.”   [easymedia-slider-one med=”1474″]   “I feel… Richer, feel excited.  I liked this retreat because… It […]

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2014 October – Being Human Retreat at Sunyata Centre – Ireland

Hungry Ghost Retreat in the meditation room at Sunyata Buddhist Centre

“I feel very certain that recovery is my path and that the sitting will only strengthen my resolve.  By being present in the now and by staying in the present no matter how hard it may be physically or emotionally or mentally – it keeps me sober.  The retreat was more than I’d hoped for and covered all the topics […]

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2013 February – Being Human Retreat at Sunyata Centre – Ireland

Vince Cullen - Hungry Ghost to Being Human at Sunyata Centre Ireland (February 2013)

“Thank you.  This is one of those times when words can’t possibly convey what it is I want to say to you – and yet thank you and a deep bow I hope give you a sense of my gratitude.  Everything has changed and nothing has changed.  I had it all wrong – the way I saw people, life… Everything […]

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