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Talks and guided meditations from London Insight events

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If you are new to insight meditation, we offer advice for beginners including recommended recorded meditations.

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Sharon Salzberg. Equanimity

Sunday 8th May 2016

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Talk 1 34.13 mins 7.83 Mb Download
Talk 2 and guided breath meditation 28.42 mins 6.57 Mb Download
Talk 3 39.16 mins 8.98 Mb Download
Guided metta meditation 22.28 mins 5.14 Mb Download

Sharon Salzberg.  Loving kindness

Saturday 7th May 2016

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Talk 1 30.40 mins 7.2 Mb Download
Guided mediation - breath 20 mins 4.61 Mb Download
Talk 2 27.57 mins 6.04 Mb Download
Talk 3 47.14 mins 10.8 Mb Download
Talk 4 & guided metta meditation 29.23 mins 6.72 Mb Download

Martin Aylward.  Love as a super-power: 4 ways to transcend time, space and self

17th April 2016

This event was not recorded at Martin’s request

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Stephen and Martine Batchelor.  Does gender make a difference?

Friday 8th April 2016

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Dialogue 62 mins 14.2 Mb Download

Jason Siff.  Our stories, thoughts and emotions in meditation

3rd April 2016

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Talk 1 12 mins 2.75 Mb Download
Talk 2 19 mins 4.34 Mb Download
Talk 3 13.53 mins 3.17 Mb Download

John Peacock.  Metta

6th March 2016

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Intro talk 32 mins 7.35 Mb Download
Talk and guided metta med. 38.34 mins 8.82 Mb Download
Guided metta med. to self 33 mins 7.55 Mb Download
Talk 45.48 mins 10.4 Mb Download
Guided meditation 34.33 mins 7.9 Mb Download

Martine Batchelor.  A question of identity

21st February 2016

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Talk 1 23 mins 5.25 Mb Download
Talk 2 36.54 mins 8.44 Mb Download

Yanai Postelnik.  Recognising our original goodness

31st January 2016

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Intro talk 19.44 mins 4.52 Mb Download
Guided meditation 30.25 mins 6.96 Mb Download
Reflections 33 mins 7.55 Mb Download
Interactive exercise - instructions 10.45 mins 2.46 Mb Download
Reflections 2 39.41 mins 9.08 Mb Download

Noah Levine.  Taking Refuge: Breaking the Addiction to the Mind

13th December 2015

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Intro & guided meditation 32 mins 7.5 Mb Download
Q&A on guided meditation 21 mins 5 Mb Download
Talk 24 mins 5.5 Mb Download

John Peacock and Chris Cullen. Mindfulness of the mind

21st November 2015

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Session 1 62 mins 14 Mb Download
Session 1 Q&A 29 mins 6 Mb Download
Session 2 36 mins 8 Mb Download
Session 2 Q&A 29 mins 6 Mb Download
Session 3 27 mins 6 Mb Download
Session 3 Q&A 38 mins 8 Mb Download
Session 4 13 mins 3 Mb Download
Session 4 Q&A 35 mins 8 Mb Download

Christina Feldman. Dimensions of insight (Sun)

Sun 15th Nov

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Intro talk 29 mins 6 Mb Download
Guided meditation 30 mins 7 Mb Download
Talk - intentions 12 mins 2.75 Mb Download
Talk - Anatta (empty of self) 56 mins 13 Mb Download

Christina Feldman. Dimensions of insight (Sat)

Sat 14th November

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Intro talk 25 mins 6 Mb Download
Guided meditation 24 mins 5 Mb Download
Walking meditation instructions 34 mins 7 Mb Download
Talk - Anicca (impermanence) 19 mins 4 Mb Download
Talk - Dukkha (unsatisfactoriness) 56 mins 12 Mb Download

Stephen Batchelor,  John Peacock and Akincano.  Early Buddhism: Theory and Practice

30th October 2015

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Dialogue 102 mins 23 Mb Download

Bhante Bodidhamma.  If there’s no self, who gets the karma?

25th October 2015

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Intro & precepts 9 mins 2 Mb Download
Guided meditation 44 mins 10 Mb Download
Talk 33 mins 7 Mb Download
Guided metta meditation 24 mins 5.5 Mb Download
Q&A 62 mins 14 Mb Download

Kirsten Kratz.  The beauty of belonging

3rd October 2015

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Intro talk 21 mins 4.8 Mb Download
Guided meditation 37 mins 8.5 Mb Download
Reflections & guidance 8 mins 1.8 Mb Download
Talk 43 mins 9.8 Mb Download

Ajahn Metta.  Living with uncertainty - the play of impermanence

20th September 2015

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Intro talk 15 mins 3 Mb Download
Guided meditation 41 mins 9 Mb Download
Reflections 8 mins 2 Mb Download
Walking meditation instructions 11 mins 2.5 Mb Download
Talk 40 mins 9 Mb Download
Q&A 28 mins 6 Mb Download
Guided meditation and closing reflections 49 mins 11 Mb Download

Leigh Brasington.  The Jhanas (the meditative absorptions)

Sunday 6th September 2015

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Intro and instructions for 1st Jhana 26 mins 6 Mb Download
Q&A session 1 50 mins 11 Mb Download
Q&A session 2 8 mins 1.9 Mb Download
Talk - Jhanas 1-4 43 mins 10 Mb Download
Q&A Session 3 26 mins 6 Mb Download
Talk - Jhanas 5-8 (Immaterial states) 25 mins 6 Mb Download
Q&A Session 4 17 mins 4 Mb Download
Guided metta meditation 8 mins 2 Mb Download

Thanissara & Kittisaro.  Listening to the heart - engaged dharma for our times

21st August 2015

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Intro talk & chanting 13 mins 3 Mb Download
Talk - Kittisaro 37 mins 8.5 Mb Download
Talk - Thanissara 35 mins 8 Mb Download
Q&A 11 mins 2.8 Mb Download
Guided meditation 15 mins 3.5 Mb Download

Kevin Griffin.  Recovering joy: a mindful life after addiction

1st August 2015

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Intro talk 31 mins 7 Mb Download
Guided meditation 30 mins 7 Mb Download
Q&A AM 28 mins 6 Mb Download
Reflections - intentions 20 mins 4 Mb Download
Q&A PM 34 mins 7 Mb Download
Guided meditation 2 22 mins 5 Mb Download
Laughter meditation 4 mins 1 Mb Download
Reflections - what is happiness 40 mins 9 Mb Download
Talk - higher power 15 mins 3.5 Mb Download

John Peacock.  Mindfulness equals kindness and friendliness

Sunday 5th July 2015

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Intro talk 24 mins 5 Mb Download
Guided mindfulness meditation 26 mins 6 Mb Download
Walking meditation instructions 8 mins 2 Mb Download
Guided metta meditation 45 mins 10 Mb Download
Talk 51 mins 11 Mb Download
Guided metta meditation 2 33 mins 7 Mb Download
Q&A 19 mins 4 Mb Download

Stephen Batchelor.  Letting go of truth

Sunday 7th June 2015

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Intro talk 10 mins 2 Mb Download
Q&A AM 32 mins 7 Mb Download
Talk 62 mins 14 Mb Download
Q&A PM 16 mins 9 Mb Download

Akincano.  The Buddha and psyche – between psychological development and spiritual growth (Sun)

Sun 3rd May 2015

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Talk - no self 38 mins 8 Mb Download
Guided meditation 29 mins 6 Mb Download
Q&A reflections 55 mins 12 Mb Download
Talk-the validation of the self 37 mins 8 Mb Download

Akincano.  The Buddha and psyche – between psychological development and spiritual growth (Sat)

Sat 2nd May 2015

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Intro talk 17 mins 4 Mb Download
Guided meditation 40 mins 9 Mb Download
Talk - east and west, conceptions of mind 26 mins 6 Mb Download
Reflections - meditative psychological terms 19 mins 4 Mb Download
Walking meditation - Satipattana focus 9 mins 2 Mb Download
Talk 47 mins 10 Mb Download
Q&A 55 mins 12.5 Mb Download

Martine Batchelor.  Feeling tones and ethics

26th April 2015

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Intro talk 27 mins 6 Mb Download
Guided meditation 25 mins 5 Mb Download
Q&A AM 30 mins 7 Mb Download
Talk - feeling tone & ethics 34 mins 8 Mb Download
Q&A PM 32 mins 7 Mb Download

Jason Siff.  Our stories, thoughts and emotions in meditation

Saturday 28th March 2015

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Intro talk 14.5 mins 3 Mb Download
Talk-recollective awareness + Q&A 36 mins 8 Mb Download
Talk - narratives + Q&A 49 mins 11 Mb Download
Q&A 17 mins 4 Mb Download

Yanai Postelnik.  Com-passionate engagement: practice is a caring response

8th March 2015

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Intro & guided meditation 48 mins 11 Mb Download
Guided meditation - compassion 42 mins 10 Mb Download
Sharing - concerns 27 mins 6 Mb Download
Talk 43 mins 10 Mb Download
Q&A 25 mins 6 Mb Download

Michael Stone. Embodying our values: secular buddhism & social change

19th February 2015

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Talk 36 mins 8 Mb Download
Q&A 56 mins 13 Mb Download

Martin Aylward.  Meeting the world: designing dharma practice for modern, urban life

9th February 2015

An evening of discussion and reflections from Martin and two contributors on how we might support and design our practice in the city.

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Introduction 37 mins 8.5 Mb Download
Richard Wilson contribution 11 mins 3 Mb Download
Milla Gregor contribution 8 mins 2 Mb Download
Goldfish bowl discusssion 36 mins 8 Mb Download
Conclusion 10 mins 2.45 Mb Download

Martin Aylward.  The universe is your body

8th February 2015

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Intro talk 16 mins 3.8 Mb Download
Guided meditation 41 mins 9.5 Mb Download
Talking meditation instructions 9.5 mins 2.25 Mb Download
Q&A AM 28 mins 6 Mb Download
Talk 44 mins 10.2 Mb Download
Q&A PM 12 mins 3 Mb Download

Rob Burbea.  Path of the imaginal

7th December 2014

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Intro talk 41 mins 9.5 Mb Download
Guided imaginal meditation 25 mins 5.8 Mb Download
Walking meditation instructions 4 mins 0.9 Mb Download
Talk 2 35 mins 8 Mb Download
Guided meditation 2 22 mins 5 Mb Download
Q&A AM 20 mins 4.7 Mb Download
Talk 3 60 mins 13.7 Mb Download
Q&A PM 20 mins 4.7 Mb Download

Stephen Batchelor and John Peacock.  The life and times of Siddhattha Gotama: a dialogue

21st November 2014

A dialogue between Stephen Batchelor and John Peacock facilitated by Madeleine Bunting, former Guardian columnist.  John starts with ‘the times’ and Stephen follows in part 2 with ‘the life’!  The event concludes with a period of questions and answers/discussion

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Part 1: John Peacock 26 mins 6 Mb Download
Part 2: Stephen Batchelor 24 mins 5.7 Mb Download
Part 3: Q&A 50 mins 11.4 Mb Download

Christina Feldman. Liberating insights : anatta

16th November 2014

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Intro talk & recap 33.5 mins 7.7 Mb Download
Reflections & meditation 35 mins 8 Mb Download
Q&A AM 26 mins 6 Mb Download
Reflections - understanding 12 mins 3 Mb Download
Talk - Anatta 59 mins 13.5 Mb Download
Q&A PM 21 mins 4.8 Mb Download

Christina Feldman. Liberating insights: anicca and dukkha

15th November 2014

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Talk & guided meditation 32 mins 7 Mb Download
Q&A AM 28 mins 6.5 Mb Download
Reflections & guided meditation 43 mins 10 Mb Download
Talk - Dukkha 58 mins 13 Mb Download
Q&A PM 16 mins 3.8 Mb Download

Bhante Bodidhamma.  If there’s no self, who gets the karma?

25th October 2014

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Intro & precepts 6.5 mins 1.5 Mb Download
Standing meditation 14 mins 3 Mb Download
Guided meditation 43 mins 10 Mb Download
Talk 26 mins 6 Mb Download
Metta meditation 18 mins 4 Mb Download
Closing reflections 16 mins 3.7 Mb Download
Q&A 28 mins 6.5 Mb Download

Ajahn Sucitto. Indestructible heart (Sun.)

28th September 2014

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Talk 30 mins 7 Mb Download
Q&A 61 mins 14 Mb Download
Closing reflections 13 mins 3 Mb Download

Ajahn Sucitto. Indestructible heart (Sat.)

27th September 2014

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Intro talk 52 mins 12 Mb Download
Q&A 43 mins 10 Mb Download
Talk 2 43 mins 10 Mb Download

Paul Burrows. Finding and trusting your own way of practice

30th August 2014

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Intro talk & guided meditation 43 mins 10 Mb Download
Q&A 27 mins 6 Mb Download
Q&A pt 2 15 mins 3.5 Mb Download
Reflections 44 mins 10 Mb Download

Maura Sills. The liminal nature of mind

19th July 2014

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Guided meditation 16 mins 3.8 Mb Download
Talk 44 mins 10 Mb Download

Stephen Batchelor. After buddhism

6th July 2014

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Intro talk 25 mins 5.8 Mb Download
Q&A morning 33 mins 7.5 Mb Download
Talk - the Solar Buddha 52 mins 12 Mb Download
Q&A afternoon 34 mins 8 Mb Download

Yanai Postelnik.  Contemplating death: a gateway to immediacy, love and freedom

Sat 28th & Sun 29th June 2014

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Intro talk 63 mins 14.5 Mb Download
Talk 1 54 mins 12.5 Mb Download
Reflections 48 mins 11 Mb Download
Talk 2 & reflections 35 mins 8 Mb Download
Talk 3 and reflections 53 mins 12 Mb Download
Talk 4 36 mins 8 Mb Download
Talk 5 32 mins 7.5 Mb Download

Catherine McGee & Brad Richecoeur.  Insight meditation and Qigong: awakening body-heart-mind

14th & 15th June 2014

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Intro talk 19 mins 4.4 Mb Download
Talk - Qigong 9 mins 2 Mb Download
Guided meditation 24 mins 5.5 Mb Download

Rick Hanson.  Hardwiring happiness: weaving love & inner peace into your brain & your life (Sat.)

31st May 2014

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Talk 1 60 mins 14.4 Mb Download
Talk - working with others 52 mins 11.8 Mb Download
Guided meditation - safety 27 mins 6 Mb Download
Q&A 16 mins 3.7 Mb Download
Talk - key resources/guided med/discusssion 46 mins 10.5 Mb Download

Rick Hanson. Positive neuroplasticity: using your mind to change your brain for the better (Fri.)

30th May 2014

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Intro talk 50 mins 11.4 Mb Download
Guided meditation compassion 12 mins 2.9 Mb Download
Guided meditation concentration 18 mins 2 Mb Download
Talk & Q&A 27 mins 6 Mb Download

Jason Siff.  Awareness of thinking in meditation

18th May 2014

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Instructions 6.5 mins 6 Mb Download
First talk 47 mins 43 Mb Download
Second talk 24 mins 22 Mb Download
Dharma talk 46 mins 42 Mb Download

Martine Batchelor.  Letting go in four stages

4th May 2014

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
First two stages of letting go 23 mins 5 Mb Download
Guided meditation 26 mins 6 Mb Download
Q&A morning 37 mins 8.5 Mb Download
Second two stages of letting go 30 mins 7 Mb Download
Q&A afternoon 35 mins 8 Mb Download

Akincano.  The Brahmaviharas beyond meditation-objects. A vision and three perspectives of practice

12th & 13th April 2014

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Intro overview posture body awareness 25 mins 5.7 Mb Download
Citta Brahmavihara universal empathy 54 mins 12.5 Mb Download
walking instructions 3 mins 0.5 Mb Download
Bramavihara non separateness 21 mins 4.7 Mb Download
Eleven benefits of metta 7.5 mins 1.7 Mb Download
Three levels of understanding the Brahmavihara 26 mins 6 Mb Download
Recap day one empathy as a foundation of growth 29 mins 6.6 Mb Download
Guided metta meditation 43 mins 10 Mb Download
Medakathalika protecting self and others 17 mins 4 Mb Download
The near and far enemies of the Brahma Vihara 60 mins 14 Mb Download

John Peacock.  A stillness of mind

6th April 2014

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Intro talk 22 mins 5 Mb Download
Guided meditation 19 mins 4 Mb Download
Walking meditation instructions 13 mins 3 Mb Download
Guided meditation 2 28 mins 6.5 Mb Download
Guided meditation 3 25 mins 5.8 Mb Download
Dharma talk 42 mins 9.6 Mb Download
Q&A 21 mins 4.8 Mb Download

Catherine McGee. Embodying our insight

9th March 2014

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Intro talk 41 mins 9 Mb Download
Talk & guided meditation 31 mins 7 Mb Download

Martin Aylward.  From inner critic to inner freedom

9th February 2014

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Intro talk 15 mins 3.5 Mb Download
Guided meditation 30 mins 7 Mb Download
Walking meditation instructions 8 mins 2 Mb Download
Discussion and question and answer session morning 31 mins 7 Mb Download
Reflections 12 mins 2.7 Mb Download
Talk 33 mins 7.5 Mb Download
Discussion and question and answer session afternoon 21 mins 4.8 Mb Download

Yanai Postelnik.  Suffering and freedom: contemplating the Buddha’s first noble truth

26th January 2014

A selection of guided meditations and reflections. You can also read poems quoted by Yanai on the day retreat.

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Intro talk 20 mins 4.6 Mb Download
Guided meditation & instructions 35 mins 8.2 Mb Download
Guided meditation & instructions2 33 mins 7.7 Mb Download
Standing meditation instructions 9 mins 2.6 Mb Download
Reflections - morning 39 mins 9 Mb Download
Reflections - afternoon 50 mins 11.5 Mb Download
Guided meditation & instructions 3 18 mins 4.24 Mb Download

Stephen Batchelor. On the nature of things

15th December 2013

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Intro talk 20 mins 4.5 Mb Download
Walking meditation instructions 5 mins 1 Mb Download
Discussion and question and answer session morning 32 mins 7 Mb Download
Talk - care 46 mins 10.5 Mb Download
Discussion and question and answer session afternoon 40 mins 9 Mb Download

Rob Burbea.  Releasing the self, freeing its demons

8th December 2013

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Talk - part 1 26 mins 6 Mb Download
Talk - part 2 30 mins 7 Mb Download
Talk - part 3 58 mins 13 Mb Download
Guided meditation 33 mins 7.5 Mb Download
Standing meditation instructions 8 mins 1.8 Mb Download

Christina Feldman. A path of liberation (Sun.)

17th November 2013

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Talk - intention 10 mins 2.5 Mb Download
Talk - letting go 63 mins 14.5 Mb Download
Talk - calm abiding 8 mins 1.8 Mb Download
Introductory talk and guided meditation 68 mins 15.7 Mb Download

Christina Feldman.  A path of liberation (Sat.)

16th November 2013

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Intro talk 26 mins 6 Mb Download
Guided meditation 34 mins 8 Mb Download
Short talk & guided meditation 35 mins 8 Mb Download
Talk 3 12 mins 2.8 Mb Download
Talk - awakening 58 mins 13 Mb Download

Bhante Bodhidhamma. Buddhism and scientism

27th October 2013

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Intro talk/refuges & precepts 8 mins 1.8 Mb Download
Standing meditation instructions 14 mins 3 Mb Download
Guided meditation 46 mins 10 Mb Download
Ceremony for Peter Keeping 8 mins 2 Mb Download
Talk 21 mins 4.9 Mb Download
Guided metta meditation 31 mins 7 Mb Download

John Peacock & Chris Cullen. Mindfulness of the body

19th October 2013

A selection of talks/reflections/guided meditations from London Insight’s first workshop for Mindfulness practitioners

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Chris - Intro talk & breathing space 9 mins 2 Mb Download
John - Buddhist reflections on mindfulness 23 mins 5 Mb Download
John - Q&A Buddhist reflections on mindfulness 11 mins 2.7 Mb Download
Chris - Secular reflections on mindfulness & Q&A 34 mins 7.8 Mb Download
John & Chris - talk Vedana or feeling tones 45 mins 10 Mb Download
John - guided meditation 13 mins 3 Mb Download
John & Chris - talk 2 64 mins 14.8 Mb Download
John & Chris - talk 3 with breathing space 36 mins 8 Mb Download
John & Chris - Q&A 16 mins 3.7 Mb Download

Leigh Brasington.  Introduction to the jhanas

9th October 2013

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Talk - Jhanas 44 mins 10 Mb Download
Q & A 21 mins 5 Mb Download
Metta meditation 4 mins 1 Mb Download

Yanai Postelnik. Anger, conflict, reconciliation and forgiveness

5th & 6th October 2013

A selection of talks and teachings from Yanai’s weekend retreat.

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Intro talk and meditation 29 mins 6.6 Mb Download
Instructions body experience exercise 13 mins 3 Mb Download
Talk - anger 25 mins 5.8 Mb Download
Guided meditation 12 mins 2.8 Mb Download
Standing meditation instructions 21 mins 4.8 Mb Download
Talk 2 33 mins 7.7 Mb Download
Talk 3 20 mins 4.7 Mb Download
Forgiveness meditation 24 mins 5.6 Mb Download

Noah Levine.  The inner revolution (Sun.)

22nd September 2013

A selection of talks and guided meditations from Noah’s weekend retreat.

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Forgivness and Compassion talk 47 mins 13 Mb Download
Guided forgiveness meditation 27 mins 6.5 Mb Download
Walking forgiveness meditation instructions 3 mins 0.8 Mb Download
Loving kindness guided meditation 31 mins 7 Mb Download
Guided meditation - compassion 19 mins 4 Mb Download

Noah Levine. The inner revolution (Sat.)

21st September 2013

A selection of talks and guided meditations from Noah’s 2 day retreat.

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Intro talk 14.5 mins 3 Mb Download

Ajahn Sucitto. Breathing the body

15th September 2013

A talk and guidance on breathing as well as standing and walking meditation instructions.

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Intro talk 42 mins 9 Mb Download
Breathing instructions 9 mins 2 Mb Download
Standing meditation instructions 13 mins 3 Mb Download
Walking meditation instructions 2 mins 0.5 Mb Download

Akincano.  Gentling the wild heart: emotion, growth and presence

31st August & 1st September 2013

A selection of talks, teachings and sitting posture instructions from Akincano’s two day weekend retreat

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Deepening of relationship 28 mins 6.5 Mb Download
Deepening relationship - three functions of citta 14 mins 3 Mb Download
Embodied space 10 mins 2 Mb Download
Emotions and their effects 16 mins 3.75 Mb Download
Meditation as the art of relating 37 mins 8.5 Mb Download
Sitting body posture 22 mins 5 Mb Download
Resonance Brahmavihara 12 mins 2.7 Mb Download
Mindfulness 4 types of Bhavana different stages of attention 31 mins 7 Mb Download
How attention can get lost 26 mins 6 Mb Download

Kirsten Kratz.  Practising for Life

10th August 2013

Here is the short introductory talk from Kirsten’s daylong retreat. The rest of the material was interactive so has not been uploaded as it would not make sense out of context.

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Intro talk 23 mins 5 Mb Download

Yanai Postelnik.  Being a part of it all

28th July 2013

A selection of guided meditations, reflections and talks from this daylong retreat.

You can also see links to poems and other materials from the day.

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Intro talk 12.5 mins 2.8 Mb Download
Guided meditation 31.5 mins 7 Mb Download
Walking meditation instructions 5.5 mins 1.5 Mb Download
Dharma talk 37.5 mins 8.5 Mb Download
Guided meditation 2 30 mins 7 Mb Download
Guided meditation 3 & reflections 36 mins 8 Mb Download
Reflections on the natural world 44.5 mins 10 Mb Download

Jake Dartington.  Young people’s day retreat: a path of joy

14th July 2013

A selection of guided meditations, instructions and talks from young people’s day retreat supported by Wake Up London

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Intro guided meditation 22 mins 5 Mb Download
Intro talk 18 mins 4 Mb Download
Standing meditation and mindful movement 45 mins 10 Mb Download
Guided meditation 23 mins 5.5 Mb Download
Short talk - joy 3 mins 0.75 Mb Download
Meditation instructions 7.5 mins 1.75 Mb Download
Guided meditation 2 21.5 mins 5 Mb Download
Dharma talk 41 mins 9.5 Mb Download

Martine Batchelor. Mindfulness and sympathetic joy

16th June 2013

Talks and guided meditations/instructions from Martine’s daylong with London Insight

See also video of Martine’s introductory talk and instructions

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Intro talk 21 mins 4.8 Mb Download
Standing meditation instructions 3 mins 0.75 Mb Download
Walking meditation instructions 3 mins 0.75 Mb Download
Dharma talk 31 mins 7 Mb Download
Guided meditation - appreciation 24 mins 5.5 Mb Download

Catherine McGee. Not-self and self-acceptance

12th May 2013

Two talks and six guided meditations from Catherine’s extended day of teachings.

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Intro talk 14 mins 3.2 Mb Mb Download
Guided meditation 1 10 mins 2.4 Mb Download
Guided meditation 2 18 mins 4 Mb Download
Guided meditation 3 28 mins 6.49 Mb Download
Guided meditation 4 29 mins 6.58 Mb Download
Guided meditation self forgiveness 9 mins 2.12 Mb Download
Standing meditation instructions 9 mins 2.09 Mb Download
Talk 1 16 mins 3.63 Mb Download

Sharon Salzberg. Compassion

27-28th April 2013

The Dalai Lama has stated, “My true religion is kindness.” Although sometimes described in our culture as simplistic, weak, or inherently overwhelming, the quality of compassion has a great power to transform our worldview from one of fear and isolation to one rooted in clarity, courage and connection. In this retreat, Sharon explored the strength and happiness of compassion through discourse, guided meditations and question and answer sessions.

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Introdutory Talk (Day 1) 30 mins 6.8 Mb Download
Walking Instructions 7 mins 1.5 Mb Download
2nd Talk and Questions & Answers 36 mins 8.2 Mb Download
3rd Talk: Compassion and Loving-Kindness 41 mins 9.4 Mb Download
Guided Loving Kindness Meditation 34 mins 7.8 Mb Download
Day 2 Introduction and Guided Meditation 38 mins 8.7 Mb Download
4th Talk: Self-Compassion. Q&A 57 mins 13 Mb Download
5th Talk: Self-Compassion. Q&A 57 mins 13.1 Mb Download
6th Talk 37 mins 8.5 Mb Download
Final Q&A 42 mins 9.7 Mb Download

Brad Richecoeur. Embodied presence through qigong and meditation

27th January 2013

Short recordings of Brad, leading Qigong practices.

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
First talk 13 mins 3 Mb Download
Second Talk 11 mins 2.4 Mb Download

Rob Burbea. The wonder of emptiness: seeing that frees

9th December 2012

Three talks from Rob’s one-day retreat at London Insight.  We had a very full attendance, completely filling the large hall.

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Talk 1 27 mins 6.3 Mb Download
Talk 2 26 mins 6.0 Mb Download
Talk 3 57 mins 12.9 Mb Download

Christina Feldman. Landscape of the heart: boundless friendliness and compassion

17-18th November 2012

Four talks by Christina Feldman on two of the Four Brahmaviharas - Boundless Friendliness and Compassion.

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Day 1 - Introduction 33 mins 7.6 Mb Download
Day 1 - Dharma Talk 53 mins 12.1 Mb Download
Day 2 - Introduction 35 mins 8.0 Mb Download
Day 2 - Dharma Talk 54 mins 12.4 Mb Download

Bob Doppelt.  From me to we: the change required to rescue the planet and your life

29th October 2012

Bob Doppelt is Executive Director of The Resource Innovation Group (TRIG), a non-partisan social science-based sustainability and global climate change education, research and technical assistance organization affiliated with the Center for Sustainable Communities at Willamette University, where he is also a Senior Fellow. In addition, Bob is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management at the University of Oregon where he teaches systems thinking and global warming policy.

Bob’s expertise is in individual, organizational, and social systems dynamics and change. His advance training is in counseling psychology and environmental land management. For the past 25 years he has also practiced socially engaged Buddhism.

While on a visit to London, Bob generously spoke at this London Insight event.

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Recorded talk 90 mins 20.5 Mb Download

Yanai Postelnik. Contemplating death: a gateway to immediacy, love and freedom

6th and 7th October 2012

Talks and contemplations from Yanai’s weekend retreat in London.

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Session 1: Introduction, Five Recollections & Mortality Phrases 51 mins 11.5 Mb Download
Session 2: Reflections 14 mins 3.25 Mb Download
Session 3: Talk and contemplation on the thought "I'm going to die" 40 mins 9.1 Mb Download
Session 4: Final talk for Day 1 19 mins 4.4 Mb Download
Session 5: Talk and contemplation on "All that are beloved and dear to me, I will be separated from" 15 mins 3.5 Mb Download
Session 6: Talk and Contemplations on "Who dies" and "What is it that does not die" 50 mins 11.3 Mb Download
Session 7: Final contemplation and closing talk 59 mins 13.4 Mb Download

Ajahn Sucitto. Stillness and response: meeting the world with awareness

22-23 September 2012

Talks by Ajahn Sucitto from his weekend retreat with London Insight.

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Introductory Talk 50 mins 11.4 Mb Download
Talk 2 45 mins 10.4 Mb Download
Talk 3 48 mins 11 Mb Download
Talk 4 38 mins 8.7 Mb Download
Talk 5 43 mins 9.8 Mb Download
Short Closing Talk 4 mins 1.3 Mb Download

Mindfulness (sati) and MBCT: the meeting of two cultures - Mark Williams and John Peacock

21st September 2012

Recordings of the Dialogue between John Peacock and Mark Williams sponsored by London Insight.  Hosted and moderated by Madeleine Bunting of The Guardian.  In this discussion, John Peacock introduces the Buddhist concept of Sati, often translated as Mindfulness, but with many different interpretations and a richness of tradition.  Mark Williams speaks about the research evidence for meditation - mindfulness and other forms - and the success of mindfulness based approaches currently.

Mark Williams is currently Director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, and John Peacock is Chairman and about to become co-Director of the OMC.

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Part 1 - Talks by John Peacock and Mark Williams 50 mins 11.4 Mb Download
Guided meditation by John Peacock 9 mins 2.1 Mb Download
Part 2 - Questions and Answers 53 mins 12.2 Mb Download

Stephen Batchelor. The four noble tasks

9th September 2012

Talks from Stephen’s one day retreat at London Insight.

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Introduction - the Four Noble Tasks 29 mins 6.7 Mb Download
Dharma Talk - The Four Noble Tasks 45 mins 10.3 Mb Download

Jenny Wilks: Acceptance and freedom

8th July 2012

Talks and guided meditation from Jenny’s daylong with London Insight in July, 2012.

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Introduction 15 mins 3.5 Mb Download
Guided meditation on the four elements 17 mins 3.8 Mb Download
Dharma Talk - the four applications of mindfulness (Satipatthana) 60 mins 13.9 Mb Download

Akincano: Beyond bare awareness - The heart alive

23-24 June 2012

Talks and sitting instructions from Akincano’s two-day retreat in London.

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Introduction and Sitting Posture instructions 25 mins 5.8 Mb Download
Qualities of Mindfulness 40 mins 9.2 Mb Download
The Five Hindrances. Continuity of Attention. 58 mins 13.2 Mb Download
Analogies for Sati (Pali term, usually translated as Mindfulness) 38 mins 8.6 Mb Download
Comments on Practice 10 mins 2.3 Mb Download

Edward Espe Brown: Tasting the moment: tasting what you put in your mouth

29th April 2012

Beginning with The Tassajara Bread Book in 1970 Edward Espe Brown has been inspiring cooks and bakers to wake up and realize their capacity to nourish themselves and others with their labors in the kitchen.

Ordained as a zen priest by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi in 1971, he has been leading meditation retreats and cooking classes for more than 25 years. His edited talks by Suzuki Roshi Not Always So was published in 2001.

The subject of a documentary movie How to Cook Your Life, directed by Doris Doerrie (2007), his Complete Tassajara Cookbook came out in September, 2009.

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Introduction and Sitting Instructions (starting at 16:40) 23 mins 5.2 Mb Download
Dharma Talk 41 mins 9.4 Mb Download
Poem and "Tasting what love is like" 28 mins 6.4 Mb Download

Yanai Postelnik: Calming and Arousing: engaging with the Factors of Awakening

15th April 2012

Talks and instructions from Yanai Postelnik’s Day Retreat.  For a further discussion of the Topic - the Seven Factors of Awakening - see The Seven Factors of Enlightenment, by Piyadassi Thera

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Introduction 30 mins 6.8 Mb Download
First talk - the first four Factors of Awakening (Mindfulness, Investigation, Energy, Joy) 17 mins 3.9 Mb Download
Second Talk - the remaining three Factors (Tranquility, Concentration, Equanimity) 30 mins 6.8 Mb Download
Third Talk - Further reading from the Pali Canon, and answer to a question on dealing with unwholesome, habitual behaviours. 17 mins 4.0 Mb Download

Maura Sills: Relational Mindfulness, the Challenge of Belonging

18th March 2012

Two talks from Maura’s Daylong with London Insight.  Due to privacy considerations, does not include experiential work or Q&A session.

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Talk 1 32 mins 7.2 Mb Download
Talk 2 27 mins 6.2 Mb Download

Martin Aylward: Whatever’s alive right now

19th February 2012

Talks and a guided meditation from Martin’s Daylong Retreat on 19/2/12

For further talks and information about Martin, please see his websites at Moulin de Chaves and WSMD .

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Inttroduction and guided meditation 47 mins 10.7 Mb Download
Dharma Talk (including the seven factors of enlightenment) 40 mins 9.05 Mb Download

Catherine McGee: Falling Awake

22nd January 2012

Daylong: A Day of Falling Awake - coming out of the spin of the mind.

Dharma talk from Catherine’s retreat in January, 2012.

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Dharma Talk 30 mins 6.7 Mb Download

Rob Burbea: The Beauty of Desire

4th December 2011

Guided meditations and dharma talk from Rob’s retreat in December, 2011.  For links to further talks by Rob on related topics, please click here: Follow-up teachings from Rob Burbea.

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Introduction and Guided Enquiry 85 mins 19.8 Mb Download
Guided breath & whole body meditation 30 mins 7.1 Mb Download
Dharma Talk: Aspects of working with Desire 68 mins 15.9 Mb Download
Walking instructions 3 mins 1.9 Mb Download

Ajahn Sucitto: Holistic Awareness

12-13 November 2011

Talks and guided movement from Ajahn Sucitto on his second retreat at London Insight.

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Day 1 - Dharma Talk 45 mins 10.5 Mb Download
Day 2 - Dharma Talk 1 28 mins 6.8 Mb Download
Day 2 - Dharma Talk 2 29 mins 6.8 Mb Download
Day 2 - Guided Movement 38 mins 9.0 Mb Download

Bhante Bodhidhamma: The Karma of Liberation

9th October 2011

Meditation instructions and talks by Bhante Bodhidhamma at his one-day retreat.

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Introduction, Puja chanting and Sitting Meditation Instructions 36 mins 8.3 Mb Download
Walking meditation instructions 6 mins 1.3 Mb Download
Dharma Talk 36 mins 8.3 Mb Download
Metta (Loving Kindness) Meditation 25 mins 5.8 Mb Download

Stephen Batchelor: Towards a Secular Buddhism

11th September 2011

Talks and Questions&Answers by Stpehen Batchelor from his daylong retreat.

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Introduction 26 mins 5.9 Mb Download
Questions & Answers (morning session) 22 mins 5.1 Mb Download
Dharma Talk 52 mins 11.8 Mb Download
Questions & Answers (afternoon session) 36 mins 8.2 Mb Download

Akincano: Finding Stillness - Practical steps towards quietening the heart

9&10th July 2011

Talks and guided meditations from the two-day retreat led by Akincano in July, 2011.

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Dharma Talk 1 (Day 1 of the retreat) 59 mins 13.4 Mb Download
Dharma Talk 2 (Day 2 of the retreat) 37 mins 8.5 Mb Download
Dharma Talk 3 (Day 2 of the retreat) 64 mins 14.5 Mb Download

Yanai Postelnik: Uplifting the Heart: Awakening Joy and Delight

19th June 2011

Talks from Yanai’s Daylong at London Insight.  Recorded 19/6/11 at King Alfred School.

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Guided meditation 32 mins 7.2 Mb Download
Dharma Talk 40 mins 9.2 Mb Download

Jake Dartington: Equanimity - Finding Balance in a World of Change

22nd May 2011

Talks from Jake’s Daylong at London Insight.  Recorded 22/5/11 at King Alfred School.

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Introduction 1 10 mins 2.3 Mb Download
Introduction 2 7 mins 1.6 Mb Download
Dharma Talk 48 mins 11 Mb Download

Noah Levine and Vinny Ferraro: The Heart of Buddhism

9&10th April 2011

Talks and Guided Meditations by Noah Levine and Vinny Ferraro

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Day 1 - Introduction and Guided Meditation 47 mins 8.0 Mb Download
Day 1 - Tonglen Metta Meditation 28 mins 4.8 Mb Download
Day 1 - Dharma Talk 30 mins 5.1 Mb Download
Day 2 - Introductory Dharma Talks 61 mins 10.4 Mb Download
Day 2 - Guided Meditation 23 mins 3.9 Mb Download
Day 2 - Final Guided Meditation & Dharma Talk 39 mins 6.6 Mb Download

Martine Batchelor: Meditation and Mindfulness

20th March 2011

Talks and a guided meditation from Martine’s Daylong at London Insight.  Recorded 20/3/11 at King Alfred School.

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Introduction 26 mins 4.5 Mb Download
Guided meditation 25 mins 4.4 Mb Download
Dharma Talk 29 mins 5.0 Mb Download

Christina Feldman: Cultivating Joy and Serenity

19 and 20 February 2011

Two dharma talks by Christina Feldman covering 1. Gladness (Gladdening the Heart) and 2. Contentment.

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Dharma Talk - Gladness 49 mins 8.4 Mb Download
Dharma Talk - Contentment 51 mins 8.8 Mb Download

Martin Aylward: Here Now Like This

16th January 2011

Talks by Martin during the Daylong held on 16th January 2011.

For further talks and information about Martin, please see his websites at Moulin de Chaves and WSMD .

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Introduction 18 mins 3.0 Mb Download
Dharma Talk 49 mins 8.4 Mb Download

Woman’s Hour Interview with Chris Cullen

29th December 2011

Link to recording of Jenni Murray’s interview with Chris Cullen & Clair Kelly on Mindfulness and Meditation.

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Jenni Murray interviews Chris Cullen & Claire Kelly 10 mins n/a Mb Download

Rob Burbea - Ending the Inner Critic

5th December 2010

Three talks from Rob’s One-Day Retreat (originally titled Liberation from the Inner Critic)

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Talk 1 37 mins 6.3 Mb Download
Talk 2 47 mins 8 Mb Download
Talk 3 35 mins 6 Mb Download

Yanai Postelnik - Contemplating Death: a Gateway to Love and Freedom

28th November 2010

Three talks given during this one-day event

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Talk 1 40 mins 6.9 Mb Download
Talk 2 30 mins 5.2 Mb Download
Talk 3 38 mins 6.5 Mb Download

Rick Hanson - the Neurodharma of Love and the Neuropsychology of Anatta

30th and 31st October 2010

The Neurodharma of Love and the Neuropsychology of Anatta. Full talks of Rick Hanson’s weekend retreat in October 2010.

These recorded talks are available at Rick’s own Neurodharma talks website, for which we are grateful (http://www.rickhanson.net/media/talks/neurodharma)

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Note that the talks from this weekend are available from Rick's website (see above) - mins - Mb Download

Christina Feldman: Awakening - Liberating the heart from delusion

13-14th November 2010

The Dharma talks which Christina gave on each day of this weekend retreat.

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Dharma Talk - the allies of Mindfulness 55 mins 9.4 Mb Download
Dharma Talk - Awakening & Anatta 55 mins 9.4 Mb Download

Bhante Bodhidhamma: Vipassana Principles & Practice

10th October 2010

Recorded talks from Bhante Bodhidhamma’s Day Retreat with London Insight

Talk Running Time Filesize MP3 Download
Guided metta meditation 25 mins 4.2 Mb Download
Dharma Talk 45 mins 7.7 Mb Download

Recordings from elsewhere

Dharma Seed recordings of talks by virtually all the insight meditation teachers working in the west

Forest Sangha talks by monastic teachers in Ajahn Chah’s tradition

San Francisco Insight

Seattle Insight Meditation Society includes many talks by Rodney Smith

Insight Meditation Community of Washington talks from Tara Brach and others

You will find links to even more talks on some teachers' websites.