Mindsprings has Podded

After a bit of technical head-scratching, I think the Mindsprings Podcast page is up and running. Hurrah!

You can to subscribe through the iTunes Store like other podcasts or you can just click through to this page right now.

That’s the Welcome page. Click at the top to get to the Podcast page. And then listen to which ever lesson you’d like. When enough of the file has loaded you can press play – and in the little bottom strip, towards the right, there are also the chapter headings if you don’t want to listen to the whole one and half hours… For example. there is the guided meditation itself or the discussion afterwards which contains a lot more tangential stuff.

You can download the mp3 files to your computer and thence to your iPod by clicking subscribe. This will take you automatically to iTunes store and you can get the podcasts sent directly into your iTunes player. You can then transfer it to your iPod and listen to anywhere – though please don’t go into deep samadhi while operating heavy machinery.

Hope you enjoy and please let me know if there are any technical foul-ups along the way.
I shalln’t be alerting you to every week’s new Podcast – if you’d like to keep abreast, the little purple ‘Subscribe’ button will bond you forever to the emergent world of Mindsprings.


  1. Mel

    January 15, 2009 at 12:12 am

    Thanks Alistair – I’ve been meaning to learn more about
    meditation this year so this will be a great introduction.

  2. alina

    January 15, 2009 at 12:57 am

    Thank you, Alistair.
    However, I can not dowload the file because I don’t get
    the “Download Linked File” option.
    All I get is “Save Target As” or “Open in New Window”.
    I am using a PC with QuickTime 7.
    Apologies for being a pain. The solution is probably
    very simple.

    PS You have put “students” twice on the welcome page 🙂

  3. St

    January 15, 2009 at 3:05 am

    Thanks for setting it up amd allowing us to access the
    I went over and just ran a test to make sure I could
    listen to it and it worked like a charm. So I will be
    finding some time in the next couple days and listen to
    the program.

    Thanks again for being so kind and sharing these lessons.

  4. gb Fowler

    January 15, 2009 at 9:00 am

    like alina, I couldn’t also get the file to
    directly download to my Mac.
    The way around this is to just pick the subscribe
    button (select itunes), and the podcast will be
    downloaded directly into your itunes podcast library.

    also —
    thanks Alistair….

  5. Allen

    January 18, 2009 at 3:37 am

    One thing about your blog is the art is always so good. The image reminds me of some bats that were attacking me in a dream several nights ago, however I suspect there is more to the image than I can think of. I just gave away some old pillow-cases with authentic embroidering. They shall be used as rags, unfortunately. The pillow cases were shot.

    Life used to be so simple before all this computer stuff, ie Mindspring. A nice walk in a field suffices.

    As one who paints or has painted, I do enjoy your images — and photography. The two intertwined is what art is all about, I suppose.

    And when in Brazil, did you listen to any Jobim???

  6. Mary Collings

    March 18, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    Hi Alistair,

    Thanks for all the great telly – lovely to find that you have
    hidden depths too!

    I wanted to share something with you that means a lot to me.

    My favourite saying is
    “We are not humans having a spiritual experience,
    but spirits having a human experience.”

    That kind of sums it up for me. I hope you like it too.

    I met my husband at a meditation group and have been ‘into’
    all this stuff for years.

    love, light and hugs
    Mary x


    June 20, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    Everything returns to the One.
    Where does the One returns too?
    Namaste and Tashi Deleg from Antwerp-Belgium Alistair.

  8. John Hopper

    September 26, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Thank you Alistair. This is a wonderful resource for someone like myself that seems to be constantly thinkingng ng and never allowing themselves any downtime, mind-wise.
    I have always tended to roll my eyes when it came to any form of meditation as I either didn’t see the point, or perhaps more truthfully, didn’t think that I would be able to do it. You have the ability to make everything seem achievable in a straightforward and practical way, so I tank you for that, even though I have a long way to go.

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