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Gavin Milne's Dharma Talks
Gavin Milne
Gavin has been practising the Dharma since 2004, and teaching at Gaia House Meditation Centre since 2015. He is particularly interested in the role Dharma teachings and practices can have in responding to our unfolding ecological situation in a transformative way, and turning towards and awakening to the interdependent nature of our collective crisis. He originally trained as an aerodynamics design engineer, studied sustainable development, and has been influenced by the holistic perspectives of Charles Eisenstein and Ajahn Sucitto.
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2024-04-21 Morning Instructions, Guided Meditation, Daily Life Pratice Instructions. 1:16:28
Relaxing into practice, taking care of the causes of awakening and freedom. To support this - refreshing wise attitude, keeping Yoniso manasikāra simple, and seeing the eight worldly winds. Embracing the first three factors of awakening, as the ones we always have some agency in. Linking them to connecting with the vertical. Relating to the next four factors, more as results of the first three - qualities of our depth. Guided meditation, exploring experience through the senses, and how things build from the raw sense contact. The imminence of all experience through the senses, and becoming curious about the feeling tone of all sense contact. Including feeling the experience of craving and aversion, as the 'suffering that leads to the end of suffering'. Embracing continuity of practice. Including the ways in which we lose our way - and taking ourselves less personally.
Gaia House Awakening in the World (1) - Establishing the Timeless Refuge of Awareness (online series)
2024-04-20 Talk - Turning Towards the Timeless 54:16
The inward turning - parallels across tradition, a natural maturation. Exploring a vertical and horizontal perspective on awakening, and how these trajectories interact. Disentangling from Samsara. Connecting with the vertical - attention, the ground of awareness, and inner peace. Normalising common challenges encountered. The value of beginning again, and infusing the body with wise mindfulness.
Gaia House Awakening in the World (1) - Establishing the Timeless Refuge of Awareness (online series)
2024-04-20 Morning Instructions, Guided Meditation, Daily Life Practice Instructions. 1:33:08
How making teachings more explicit can be helpful for practicing in daily life. Bringing some background assumptions and ideas into the light. Using the 'crossing the river' metaphor for how the path of cultivation works, as a support for gaining trust and momentum in daily life practice. Getting a feel for wise effort and beginners mind. The 'how' of practice - the aliveness of wise attitude, aligning with the timeless, and orientating in terms of the three wholesome roots. The importance of wise attention (Yoniso manasikāra), especially outside of retreat centres, and being curious about how it comes and goes. Experiencing life through the six senses.
Gaia House Awakening in the World (1) - Establishing the Timeless Refuge of Awareness (online series)
2024-04-10 Instructions: Sacred Orientation – The Value of Turning Towards Our Experience. 37:00
Gaia House Deep Ground Practice
2024-04-08 Dharma Talk - Doorway to Depth - Feeling into Vedanā 52:37
Gaia House Deep Ground Practice
2024-04-08 Guided Meditation - Connecting with a Boundless Sense of Kindness 43:14
Gaia House Deep Ground Practice
2024-04-08 Instructions - Recognising & Navigating That Which Draws Us Out 36:31
Gaia House Deep Ground Practice
2023-09-30 Mettā Meditation 20:12
Gaia House Awakening Every Part - Spacious Practice Weekend (online)
2023-09-30 Morning Teaching, Instructions and Meditation 1:15:36
Gathering the mind - making use of the IFS (Internal Family Systems) framework, inner parts and unblending
Gaia House Awakening Every Part - Spacious Practice Weekend (online)
2023-09-14 Further Reflections on Equanimity, Guided Equanimity Meditation, Closing 25:54
Gaia House One Day Meditation Retreat - Equanimity

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