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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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