“It is interesting to note that the current Abbot, Phra Atikarn Vichien Gitiwanno, says the herbal medicines are only 20% of the treatment offered. I don’t entirely agree with this percentage, in line with the founding Abbot Luang Por Chamroon Parnchand whom I met in 1998, and I would put the contribution of the herbal treatment at just 5% of the efficacy of the entire programme.” – Vince Cullen» Read more
“Buddhism asserts that everyone suffers from mental illness; that is simply being human; that is the baseline. Thank you, Andy Palmer, for a very enjoyable and wide-ranging exploration of how this reality played and continues to play itself out in my life!” ~ Vince Cullen» Read more
“Life is stressful, uncomfortable, uncertain, insecure, disappointing, painful.
Life is complicated, boring, impersonal, difficult, distressing, challenging, unfair.
Life isn’t just stressful; in many ways it is traumatic…
…but, on the other hand, life can be a wonderful adventure.” ~ Vince Cullen» Read more
Concrete Beds and Wooden Pillows… Waking Up the Hard Way… or Finding Insight but not much Serenity.» Read more
“Addiction & the Hell Realm…” A Buddhist perspective on Trauma, Craving, Addiction and Recovery in the Early Buddhist Suttas.» Read more
“Life is not fair…” A Buddhist perspective on Trauma, Craving, Addiction and Recovery in the Early Buddhist Suttas.» Read more
“In terms of addictions and compulsions,
there is a liberating difference between ‘abstinence’ and ‘abandonment’.”
~ Vince Cullen
Buddhist Recovery Academy “For most of his adult life, Vince says that he was an alcoholic but he also says that he has now been happily sober for the last 21-years. This change of being started when he deliberately, consciously – he would even say ‘mindfully’ – poured a can of lager into a glass and drank that beer knowing […]» Read more
Róisín Meets Vince Cullen : A Podcast from The Irish Times I didn’t so much pour my last beer away; but I did consciously, deliberately – you might even say ‘mindfully’ – pour it into a glass and I drank that beer knowing that I would never drink again. Twenty-one years later I can say with confidence that there is […]» Read more
Noel Sweeney interviewed Vince Cullen about the forthcoming ‘Waking Up to This Life‘ one-day workshop.» Read more