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Retreat Dharma Talks

The Art of Living Freely

2018-03-29 (4 days) Gaia House

2018-03-29 Livestreaming Through Awareness 42:42
Martin Aylward
Buddhas teachings use the image of a stream in two different senses: Going against the stream of our habits and reactivity, and entering the stream of awakened practice and understanding. Martin uses this talk to explore and connect the two, and to point to the way life streams through awareness.
2018-03-30 Life is Out of Control ! 46:14
Martin Aylward
Martin explores the various ways we attempt to control our experience and the psychology behind our controlling tendencies, and points to how dharma practice can both lead to wise restraint, and to the liberation of relinquishing control over our lives.
2018-03-31 Journey to Inner Space - Understanding Functions of the Mind 47:30
Martin Aylward
In this talk, Maritn disambiguates various terms of meditative awareness in both English and Pali, helping to refine the way we meet and explore experience: Consciousness, Awareness, Presence, Attention, Vinnana, Sampajanna, Sati, Yonisomanisikara, Samadhi, Vitaka, Vichara, Viveka.
2018-04-01 A Path of Free-ness 41:56
Martin Aylward
This talk looks at different freedoms - social, worldly and spiritual, and explores Buddhas 3-fold training of Conduct, Meditation and Wisdom as a path of freeness.
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