SBS | December 2018
This link will send you to the talks and workshops for the retreat held at Sasanarakkha Buddhist Sanctuary (SBS) 5-18 December 2018.

BMIMC | January-February 2019
Here you will find all 31 (!) of the workshops and talks given at the Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre from 25 January to 22 February 2019.

Jhana Grove | May 2019
These talks and workshops were delivered for the Jhana Grove retreat conducted in the Serpentine Hills of WA from 10 to 19 May 2019 for the Perth Insight Meditation Group.

Kallara Conference Centre | June 2019
Here you can find the talks, workshops and discussions of the retreat that took place at Kallara Conference Centre near Strathbogie, Victoria, from 7 to 21 June 2019. The retreat was organised by Melbourne Insight Meditation.

Sasanarakkha Buddhist Sanctuary | July 2019
These are the talks and workshops given to the participants of the two-week retreat held at Sasanarakkha Buddhist Sanctuary, outside Taiping, Malaysia.

Bandar Utama Buddhist Society | August 2019
These talks and workshops were delivered at the Bandar Utama Buddhist Society (BUBS) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 10 to 17 August 2019.

Shembaganur | September 2019
These talks are from the retreat held at Shembaganur College, Kodaikanal, in southern India, 5-19 September 2019.

BMIMC | November 2019
This link will take you the talks and workshops delivered at the Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre (BMIMC), from 15 to 24 November 2019. It includes the seminar series Serenity and Insight.

Heart/Insight Talks
These are talks delivered at the Heart/Insight group at West End, Brisbane, during their Sunday night meetings.

The Not-Self Series
3 March 2019: The not-self characteristic (Part 1)
A distinctive aspect of the Buddha’s teaching is that of anatta, or not-self. He introduced anatta in his second formal teaching, Anattalakkhana Sutta (The not-self characteristic Khandha Samyutta 22: 59), which was delivered after the first Buddhist meditation retreat. Tonight we will look at the first part of the discourse, where the Buddha introduces what he means by “not-self” by explaining what he means by “self.”

10 March 2019: The not-self characteristic (Part 2)
Tonight we examine the second part of Anattalakkhana Sutta (The not-self characteristic Khandha Samyutta 22: 59). In the first part of this discourse the Buddha clarified what he means by self. In the second part he goes on to explain not-self. But he does not give his audience a doctrine – he gives them a practice. How is not-self not a doctrine? What is the practice of not-self? And where does this practice take us?

24 March 2019: The not-self characteristic (Part 3) - Not-self and life-after-life
One area where contemporary practitioners have trouble with the Buddha’s teaching is that of life-after-life. The Buddha believes that beings live again and again, and he sees liberation in terms of liberation from perpetual life-after-life – or death-after-death. This belief is almost automatically rejected by educated, rational people in our culture because we take for granted the view of scientific materialism, which can be summarised as: once you are dead, then you’re dead! Tonight we will look at life-after-life in the context of not-self, because for the Buddha, this is where it belongs and without an understanding of not-self we cannot understand life-after-life.

Burning …
4 August 2019: Burning …
The Buddha says, “Everything is burning.” This talks explores Ādittapariyāya Sutta (Burning SN 35.28), the third teaching of the Buddha. Here he speaks of the human condition in terms of the ocean of affect within which we swim, mediated through the six sense fields. This is the realm of feeling, of intimacy with the sensate world, and we access it through our relationship to the body.

Awareness, Perception, Feeling & Attention
20 October 2019: Awareness, Perception, Feeling & Attention
In this talk we explore awareness, the presence of an experience, perception, the recognition of an experience, feeling, the salience of an experience, and attention, the directing of awareness. We explore these concepts and then see if they make sense in our actual meditation experience.

The Cook
11 November 2019: The Cook
According to the Buddha, meditation is like cooking (Suda Sutta The cook SN 47.8). Tonight we will explore what he means. What kind of cooking are we doing in our meditation practice? What kind of meal are we preparing? And how do we learn how to cook?