THEY CONSCIOUSNESS

September 5, 2015

In this podcast we take a look at what happens when people worry about the opinions others have about them and how meditation can counter this worry. [23 minutes. Free.]

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THE MEANING OF LIFE IS LIFE

August 25, 2015

In this podcast, Anna and Pete discuss the meaning of life and how grand narratives supply off-the-peg answers to the big conundrums that face human beings by reference to a 'transcendental guarantee'. We find this strategy for ameliorating meaninglessness to be defective on a number of counts and recommend that individuals freely choose and pursue their own projects whilst dancing under the open sky. [30 minutes. Free.]

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ON SOCIAL CONDITIONING

July 14, 2015

this talk gives a brief outline of crucial issues that arise when social conditioning is considered in the light of yogic insight, politics and power, the socialisation of children, human freedom, epistemology and more. it was recorded in answer to a question anna asked me whilst walking beside the staffs and worcs canal so the sound is very live with a few digressions into the important task of feeding the water birds. [free. 15 mins 21 secs]

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PSYCHEDELIA AND THE STORY OF STORIES

June 10, 2015

This podcast is a little different from the others in that it is a reading alound of a written paper. It offers philosophical reflection on psychedelic experience and its expressions in culture. An ealrier version of this was presented at the Breaking Convention conference held at the University of Greenwich in 2013. [24 minutes. Free.]

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CONVERSATION ON AWARENESS

June 9, 2015

In this podcast, Pete Yates and Anna Ingham draw a distinction between 'focused awareness' and 'spacious awareness' and indicate how meditators, yogis and psychonauts might employ it to contact their intrinsic beatitude. [35 minutes. £1.]

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FIREWORKS, PHANTASMAGORIA AND THE TIBETAN BOOK OF THE DEAD

June 8, 2015

This talk, given to friends at the Parkdale Yoga Centre, gives a reading of the Bardo Thodol [Tibetan Book of the Dead] with a view to elucidating visionary experiences and providing navigation aids for them. [2 hours 18 minutes. Free.]

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YOGA AND POLITICS

June 8, 2015

A wide-ranging talk given at the IYN Yoga Festival in May 2015 which takes it as axiomatic that business as usual is not an option [on ecological, monetary and cultural grounds] and explores the possibility that yoga practice might offer some purchase on the attendant problems. [1 hour 29 minutes. Free.]

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