what's new

This page holds a monthly summary of new material added to the abeing.org website.

‘Missing’ months merely mean that no new material was added during those months.  Only items added over the last year or so are shown here (or back to 2014 if you use the archive on the right).  However, all the older material is still available in the site, accessible via the audio or written pages.

what’s new in August 2018

Written:

A new T-stool page describes Andy’s design of meditation stool.   (25th August 2018)

what’s new in July 2018

In a Nutshell:

victimhood empowerment surrender  (27th July 2018)

In the First Person:

after shock   (22nd July 2018)

Reflections on Krishnamurti:

the pattern of respectability  (1st July 2018)
one must become poor inwardly  (2nd July 2018)
when thought does not interfere  (3rd July 2018)
this measuring ourselves all the time  (5th July 2018)
a sense of freedom  (6th July 2018)
to be alone  (9th July 2018)
there is no tomorrow  (11th July 2018)
problems exist only in time  (19th July 2018)
time and thought  (22nd July 2018)
we would rather cling to the known  (23rd July 2018)

what’s new in June 2018

Dawn Chorus:

hungry sparrows  (uploaded 25th June; recorded 26th May 2018)
skylark at sunset  (uploaded 26th June; recorded 31st May 2018)

Reflections on Krishnamurti:  new series

an explosion from the centre  (uploaded 25th June; recorded 27th May 2018)
when there is freedom  (uploaded 25th June; recorded 28th May 2018)
learning about yourself  (uploaded 26th June; recorded 28th May 2018)
forget all you know  (uploaded 27th June; recorded 30th May 2018)
one of the major causes of fear  (uploaded 28th June; recorded 30th May 2018)
from certainty to uncertainty  (29th June 2018)
to go into a problem  (30th June 2018)

what’s new in May 2018

Dawn Chorus:

thirsty jay  (2nd May 2018)

In a Nutshell:

the human condition  (4th May 2018)

what’s new in April 2018

An open series of satsangs took place during April, at the Horizon Guest House.

Dawn Chorus:

leaves and petals  (3rd April 2018)
not a fly  (4th April 2018)
breeze in the trees  (27th April 2018)
deep valley  (30th April 2018)

In a Nutshell:

only from silence  (1st April 2018)
psychology and enlightenment  (9th April 2018)
a potent cocktail  (16th April 2018)
this life is a gift  (18th April 2018)
slices of mango  (22nd April 2018)
its good to be empty  (26th April 2018)
not both  (30th April 2018)
subtle fragrance  (30th April 2018)

In the First Person:

after the wedding   (uploaded 18th April 2018)

Things to Try:

try making space for stillness  (2nd April 2018)

The Waterfall (
new series)

waterfall introduction  (10th April 2018)
waterfall level 1: pilgrimage  (10th April 2018)
waterfall level 2: yoni  (11th April 2018)
waterfall level 3: temple  (12th April 2018)
waterfall level 4: foreboding  (16th April 2018)
waterfall level 5: trust  (18th April 2018)
waterfall level 6: miracle  (19th April 2018)
waterfall level 7: alone  (23rd April 2018)
waterfall level 8: presence  (24th April 2018)
waterfall level 9: peace  (25th April 2018)
waterfall level 10: death  (26th April 2018)
waterfall epilogue  (30th April 2018)

Written:

mystic rose  (uploaded 5th April 2018)

Snippets of Satsang:

satsang 2018 04 06 01.mp3   Am I a hopeless case?  (uploaded 8th April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 06 02.mp3   The mind creates stories  (uploaded 8th April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 06 03.mp3   The quality of experience when the mind is quiet  (8th April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 06 04.mp3   Boredom  (uploaded 8th April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 06 05.mp3   We need to come back to our centre  (uploaded 8th April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 06 07.mp3   A journey into simplicity  (uploaded 8th April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 06 12.mp3   A longing to die  (uploaded 8th April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 06 16.mp3   aradox, authenticity and integrity  (uploaded 8th April 2018)

satsang 2018 04 09 01d.mp3   Residue from a past relationship  (uploaded 11th April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 09 01h.mp3   Keep cleansing oneself  (uploaded 11th April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 09 02a.mp3   Unintentional celibacy  (uploaded 11th April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 09 02d.mp3   The yin and yang of sexual advances  (uploaded 11th April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 09 03a.mp3   Sexual attraction and liking someone  (uploaded 11th April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 09 03d.mp3   Sexual attraction to that which we dislike  (11th April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 09 04.mp3   Embracing the shadow  (uploaded 11th April 2018)

satsang 2018 04 11 01.mp3   Relaxation and peacefulness  (uploaded 12th April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 11 03.mp3   A deeper place of calmness  (uploaded 12th April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 11 05.mp3   Allowing existence to touch one  (uploaded 12th April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 11 06c.mp3   Simple teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh  (uploaded 12th April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 11 07d.mp3   Victimhood, self-empowerment, surrender  (12th April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 11 08c.mp3   I don’t have to do anything  (uploaded 12th April 2018)

satsang 2018 04 13 01.mp3   Feelings of unworthiness  (uploaded 16th April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 13 03.mp3   Feelings of sadness  (uploaded 16th April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 13 07.mp3   Fear of losing one’s answers  (uploaded 16th April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 13 08a.mp3
   Connection requires presence  (uploaded 16th April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 13 08e.mp3
   Be gentle with yourself  (uploaded 16th April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 13 10.mp3
   Decision making  (uploaded 16th April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 13 11b.mp3
   Choosing randomly  (uploaded 16th April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 13 12.mp3   Masculine and feminine balance  (uploaded 16th April 2018)

satsang 2018 04 16 12b.mp3   Allowing the sense of self to dissolve  (uploaded 17th April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 16 13.mp3   Cause and effect is a story in the mind  (uploaded 17th April 2018)

satsang 2018 04 18 01.mp3   Longing for silence  (uploaded 20th April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 18 02.mp3   What is the ego?  (uploaded 20th April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 18 03b.mp3   Most thoughts are useless  (uploaded 20th April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 18 04.mp3   The sense of oneself as the doer  (uploaded 22nd April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 18 05.mp3   Mind creates duality (uploaded 22nd April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 18 06.mp3   Relating in images (note: I have melded Kali with Durga) (uploaded 22nd April)
satsang 2018 04 18 07a.mp3   Elements of a spiritual path (a) (uploaded 22nd April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 18 07b.mp3   Elements of a spiritual path (b) (uploaded 22nd April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 18 08.mp3   Whether to laugh or cry (uploaded 22nd April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 18 10.mp3   There is something else going on here (uploaded 22nd April 2018)

satsang 2018 04 20 01a.mp3   Empty head meditation  (uploaded 22nd April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 20 03h.mp3   We consume emotions of animals  (uploaded 23rd April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 20 04c.mp3   We don’t solve problems – they disappear  (uploaded 23rd April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 20 06b.mp3
   Widening the field of possibilities  (uploaded 23rd April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 20 06d.mp3   An excitement in not knowing  (uploaded 23rd April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 20 07b.mp3   Non-doing whilst still being in the dance  (uploaded 23rd April 2018)

satsang 2018 04 23 01.mp3   Flower sermon  (uploaded 24th April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 23 02.mp3   Enlightenment experiences  (uploaded 24th April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 23 03c.mp3   Every moment is new  (uploaded 25th April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 23 06a.mp3   Things come to us  (uploaded 25th April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 23 06c.mp3   Don’t make life one big missed opportunity  (uploaded 26th April)
satsang 2018 04 23 11.mp3   A wholeness of being  (uploaded 26th April 2018)

satsang 2018 04 25 05.mp3   Intuition, love and the space of being  (uploaded 30th April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 25 09e.mp3   A gateway to deeper parts of our being  (uploaded 30th April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 25 10a.mp3   The distinction between inner and outer disappears  (30th April)
satsang 2018 04 25 10b.mp3   A unified sensory experience  (uploaded 30th April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 25 10c.mp3   Thinking mind is separating things  (uploaded 30th April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 25 11.mp3   You are not in control of your thoughts  (uploaded 30th April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 25 15b.mp3   Energy play  (uploaded 30th April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 25 16b.mp3   How much discipline is appropriate?  (uploaded 30th April 2018)

satsang 2018 04 27 02b.mp3   Pain and psychological suffering  (uploaded 30th April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 27 03a.mp3   Am I becoming stupid?  (uploaded 30th April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 27 04b.mp3   Like the perfect cup of tea  (uploaded 30th April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 27 04d.mp3   Going mouldy  (uploaded 30th April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 27 07.mp3   Is seeking a hinderance to enlightenment?  (uploaded 30th April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 27 09b.mp3   Spiritual consumerism  (uploaded 30th April 2018)
satsang 2018 04 27 09e.mp3   Going beyond the psychological work  (uploaded 30th April 2018)

what’s new in March 2018

An open series of satsangs will take place during April.  The venue is once again the wonderful Horizon Guest House, Galu Temple, Dharmsala, Himachal Pradesh, India.  The satsangs will be taking place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:30am to 1pm, from 2nd till 27th April, 2018.  More information can be found here.

Dawn Chorus:

snowline  (22nd March 2018)

In a Nutshell:

being ones ordinary self  (19th March 2018)
your concept of yourself  (23rd March 2018)
do you want intimacy?  (27th March 2018)
we are but leaves falling from a tree  (28th March 2018)
getting one step ahead of ourselves  (30th March 2018)

In the First Person:

return of the orange chai stall   (15th March 2018)
twenty-five years of reiki   (20th March 2018)

what’s new in February 2018

Audio:

A new look to the main audio page, with a thumbnail image for each series.  (1st February 2018)

Dawn Chorus:

moa defences  (1st February 2018)
changing light  (4th February 2018)
clean air, clean water  (23rd February 2018)
swaying trees  (25th February 2018)
meandering stream  (27th February 2018)

In a Nutshell:

missing the point  (12th February 2018)
can you feel the ages?  (15th February 2018)

In the First Person:

in the Garden of Eden   (uploaded 9th February 2018)
from the sublime to the ridiculous   (uploaded 12th February 2018)

Things to Try:

Try lifting water  (15th February 2018)

what’s new in January 2018

Dawn Chorus:

mirror tarn  (7th January 2018)
mountain ridge  (17th January 2018)
exposed roots  (26th January 2018)
forest stream  (28th January 2018)
tree caught  (30th January 2018)

In a Nutshell:

makes it all worthwhile  (15th January 2018)
can we live life intimately?  (18th January 2018)
can you feel the beauty of it?  (31st January 2018)

In the First Person:

an outlier   (10th January 2018)
a thousand episodes   (31st January 2018)

Received Wisdom:

Mountains   (15th January 2018)
Trees   (30th January 2018)

what’s new in December 2017

Dawn Chorus:

grazed hillside  (3rd December 2017)
skylark  (9th December 2017)
steaming landscape  (10th December 2017)
backlit ferns  (29th December 2017)
whales and dolphins  (31st December 2017)

In a Nutshell:

living as a buddha  (2nd December 2017)
we are all wearing make up  (19th December 2017)
who are you when you are alone?  (26th December 2017)

Received Wisdom:

Rafia Morgan   (3rd December 2017)
Turiya Hanover   (14th December 2017)
Prem Shola   (26th December 2017)

Things to Try:

Try catharsis in the ocean  (26th December 2017)

what’s new in November 2017

Dawn Chorus:

fallen tree  (uploaded 29th November, recorded June 2017)
fresh growth  (29th November 2017)
glow-worms  (30th November 2017)

In the First Person:

turning off the satnav   (30th November 2017)


Things to Try:

Try going for a long walk  (29th November 2017)