2017 June – Being Human in Dharamsala – India

2019 September - Being Human : A Hungry Ghost Retreat for Kunphen Center, Dharamsala, India with Vince Cullen

Hello Mr. Vince, It was very kind of you to conduct the Hungry Ghost Retreat for the second time in Kunphen Center, Dharamsala. We are immensely grateful for taking your time out to connect with us and show our clients the path to recovery. This week long retreat, consisting of various meditation techniques interspersed with qigong (Mindful Movement) has had […]

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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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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 offered this podcast for the World Wide Insight: Healing & Insight channel (which is now Sangha.Live).  The podcast consists of a 30-minute meditation […]

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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 (which is now Sangha.Live). The podcast consists of a 30-minute meditation followed by a 30-minute talk then concludes with 30-minutes of questions and answers. Many thanks to everyone who made this online event happen, and to Sangha.Live for permission to link to […]

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A Template for Forgiveness

Hungry Ghost -Vince Cullen - Healing and Insight

On Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 I presented a podcast for the World Wide Insight: Healing & Insight channel (which is now Sangha.Live). The podcast consists of a 30-minute meditation followed by a 30-minute talk then concludes with 30-minutes of questions and answers. My talk and the video are a little bit jittery to start with but it does all settle down. […]

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Healing & Insight Online

World Wide Insight - Healing and Insight

Buddhist Health and Wellness dharma teachings launching January 2016 This new online initiative will be exploring the sharp edges of suffering through the lens of the buddhist teachings. Including addiction in it’s broadest sense, depression, physical and mental pain, and stress. https://youtu.be/hdVd7T6lRTY I will be teaching on January 23, 2016 at 11:00am PACIFIC / 7pm UK Online : Healing & Insight […]

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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’

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Although I have used the word ‘recovery’ throughout this website [and the Hungry Ghost booklet], I am increasingly 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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