2016 August – Everyday Nirvana at New Life Foundation – Thailand

2016 August - Everyday Nirvana at New Life Foundation Thailand - A Hungry Ghost Retreat with Vince Cullen

“Everyone should sit one!”   [easymedia-slider-two med=”2712″]   “I feel more optimistic and proud of my progress. The retreat exceeded my expectations.” “I liked the retreat because it provided me with a great amount of information and tools to live a happier, more fulfilled life. The retreat helped me with my meditation practice.” “The entire retreat was very insightful – […]

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2016 June – Being Human Retreat at Dharamsala – India

    “May All Hungry Ghosts free from the problem.”   [easymedia-slider-two med=”2556″]   “Let peace and happiness be with all sentient beings”.   “I never forget its time.  Thanks for you.  Every time God help you.”   “We thank your kindness and wish you be a good human beings.”   “May all addicts overcome with their addictions.”   “Thanks, […]

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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 mediation followed by a 30-minute talk then concludes with 30-minutes of questions and answers. www.worldwideinsight.org/recorded-classes-healing-insight/ Many thanks to everyone who made this online event happen 🙂 www.worldwideinsight.org/recorded-classes-healing-insight/   Related post: There is no such thing as ‘Buddhist […]

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2016 March – Being Human Retreat at New Life Foundation – Thailand

mindfulness based Addiction Recovery

  “Right now it’s like this” – I love this phrase and I will remember to put into practice every day.   [easymedia-slider-two med=”2468″]   “I feel… Happy, content, peaceful.”   “I did not know what to expect.  But, there was a lot more practice than I thought there would be, which was a great challenge, but it turned out […]

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A Template for Forgiveness

Hungry Ghost -Vince Cullen - Healing and Insight

On Saturday January 23rd, 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/recorded-classes-healing-insight/ My talk and the video are a little bit jittery to start with but it does all settle down. Many thanks […]

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Download or read the ‘Hungry Ghost’ Booklet

Hungry Ghost : We are all in recovery from Cravings, Aversions and Delusions.

  ‘Wholehearted Recovery’ is a work in progress. The booklet is intended primarily as a hand-out at ‘Hungry Ghost’ recovery retreats and secondly as an informal Handbook for the Fifth Precept Sangha (see www.5th-Precept.org). The latest version can be downloaded from: www.5th-precept.org/html/downloads.html   Should you have any comments or suggestions, please send them to vince.cullen@tara-detox.org  

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There is no such thing as ‘Buddhist Recovery’

Hungry Ghost Retreats

Although I have used the word ‘recovery’ throughout this website [and the Hungry Ghost booklet], I am increasing uncomfortable with this term.  The Buddhist universal characteristic of impermanence implies that there is nothing to recover; we are a work-in-progress; we cannot go backwards!   It may be better to describe this process as ‘Life after Addictions’, or simply as ‘Awakening’ or […]

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2015 October – Being Human Retreat at The Barn – England

Mindful Recovery with Vince Cullen

“I feel… more secure in sobriety. Planted some seeds towards self-forgiveness and being able to live easily with myself.  I certainly learned more about causes of craving, and effective ways to practice forgiveness.  I found it quite intensive and I was quite exhausted on some days. I learned a lot and am very glad I came.  Group sharing is always good […]

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