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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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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2014 March – Being Human Retreat at New Life Foundation – Thailand

  “I have another tool to add to my AA toolbox.  I’ve been aware of mindfulness and loving-kindness the quite a while and now I have a deeper understanding of how this practice will enable me to find another level of peace and serenity.”   [easymedia-slider-one med=”1316″]   “I’m feeling lighter, and my mind feels cleared.  I’m starting to understand […]

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2014 February – Everyday Nirvana at Sunyata Centre – Ireland

  “I am feeling… Very good… Retreat reaffirms some issues especially about following my own intuitions, path etc.  Feel relaxed, revived, re-energised.”   [easymedia-slider-one med=”1453″]   “I am feeling… Grateful, breathing in and out, moving forward a step at a time.”   “I liked the retreat because… It was just so unexpected; I loved the freedom, flexibility; Vince you are […]

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2013 October – Being Human at Sunyata Centre – Ireland

Mindful Recovery - Hungry Ghost to Being Human at Sunyata Centre Ireland (October 2013) with Vince Cullen

“I feel strong, renewed, positive and optimistic.  I feel a deep sense of gratitude for all of the wonderful things in my life and a sense of joy which I have not felt before.  I have never understood concept of self-love until this retreat because I could not see anything about myself to love, because my standards about what was lovable […]

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