BMIMC | February 2018
Click the above link for all the talks and workshops for the retreat held at the Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre, 9-18 February 2018. They cover mindfulness and its practice, as well as an introduction to dependent arising and its application to insight and ethics.

Kallara Conference Centre | June 2018
The link above will take you to the talks and workshops delivered for the two-week retreat at the Kallara Conference Centre, Strathbogie, located in north-east Victoria. The retreat was organised by the Melbourne Insight Meditation Group.

Bodhi Zendo | August 2018
These are the workshops and talks given at the last retreat to be held at Bodhi Zendo, Perumalmalai, near Kodaikanal in Southern India. The retreat was held from 9 to 18 August 2018.

BMIMC | October 2018
This link with take you to the teachings that were delivered at the Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre retreat held from 5 to 14 October 2018.

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.




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: 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.