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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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/vince-cullen-23-01-2016/ My talk and the video are a little bit jittery to start with but it does all settle down. Many thanks to […]

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Vince Cullen and Vomiting Your Way to Sobriety in Thailand

Vince Cullen and Vomiting Your Way to Sobriety at Wat Thamkrabok in Thailand - Hungry Ghost Retreats - Nalagiri House

A colourful story… www.thefix.com/content/man-vow-–-interview-vince-cullen For more about the unique approach to detoxification and recovery at Wat Thamkrabok in Thailand see – Wat Thamkrabok For more information about taking ‘Sajja’ beyond Wat Thamkrabok see – Sajja – A Practice for Transformation

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Cold Turkey in a Hot Climate: Detox Treatment at Wat Tham Krabok

Addiction treatment from a unique Buddhist perspective. I wrote the article ‘Cold Turkey in a Hot Climate: Detox Treatment at Wat Tham Krabok‘ for the special ‘Addiction‘ issue of the Buddhist magazine ‘Inquiring Mind‘ in 2010. It seems like a long time ago now but the content is still just as valid today. This special edition of ‘Inquiring Mind’ also […]

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