Róisín Meets podcast: Swapping beer for buddhism
Róisín Ingle speaks to Buddhist meditation teacher Vince Cullen
Vince Cullen at the New Life Foundation, Chiang Rai, Thailand in 2012
Twenty-one years ago, Vince Cullen poured his last can of beer and promised himself he would never drink alcohol again.
Soon after, he began working with the Wat Thamkrabok monastery in Thailand and Buddhist-oriented drug and alcohol recovery centres, helping other addicts and alcoholics.
On the latest Róisín Meets podcast, Cullen speaks to Róisín Ingle about his life as an Irish boy growing up in England, finding Buddhism and teaching meditation.
Also on the podcast, Cullen speaks about buying ‘The Hilltop’ pub in Carrigahorig, Tipperary and his plans to turn it into a residential mindfulness meditation centre, renamed ‘Nalagiri House’; a pub with no beer serving mindfulness to those with a thirst for true happiness.
On February 10th, Cullen will hold a one-day retreat at Ennismore (St Dominic’s) Retreat centre in Cork. You can find out about it here.