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Dharma Talks Access for Retreatants

Awakening in Stillness and Movement

2016-06-17 (5 days) Gaia House

  
2016-06-17 The Art of Non Doing 66:30
Martin Aylward
In this introductory talk to the retreat, Martin invites us to practice by doing nothing, not in terms of the retreat format, but in the midst of all activity. He explores how we can speak, move and direct our attention and intention, from a place of profound rest, allowing and inviting everything to happen naturally.
2016-06-18 Human Experience Under the Microscope of Awareness 55:39
Martin Aylward
Martin looks at the constructs of human experience (Nama-Pupa or the aggregates) and explores the transformative insights available to us in looking closely at our moment to moment sense of ourselves and the world around us.
2016-06-19 Spaciously and Graciously 43:00
Martin Aylward
Martin explores the twin aspects of Wisdom and Love, as they are expressed in relating to our experience. He looks at the compulsions that easily takes up space in our consciousness, and shows how we can soften around them, and at the tendency to be intolerant, both of ourselves and others, and how we can be forgiving and gracious with our own humanness.
2016-06-19 Spaciously & Graciously 43:00
Martin Aylward
Martin explores the twin aspects of Wisdom and Love, as they are expressed in relating to our experience. He looks at the compulsions that easily takes up space in our consciousness, and shows how we can soften around them, and at the tendency to be intolerant, both of ourselves and others, and how we can be forgiving and gracious with our own humanness.
2016-06-20 The Ambiguity of Self and World 37:04
Martin Aylward
We rely on a sense of certainty and familiarity with how things are, yet when we look closely our experience is uncertain and always presenting anew. Martin looks at the big reference points for our experience; Life, Death, Self and World, pointing to a liberating way of understanding and relating to them that is free of the narrowness of certainty.
2016-06-21 The The 3 Facets of Practice, in Meditation and in Life 45:38
Martin Aylward
This talk was given on the Summer solstice, and the teachings were held outside under the large Plane tree in the Gaia House gardens. Martin explores 3 facets of awareness practice, seeing how they can be applied in any moment, both within the formality of meditation and moment by moment in our wider lives. The 3 are Embodied Presence, Exploration and Inquiry, and Openness to the Nature of experience.
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