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Martin Aylward's Dharma Talks
Martin Aylward
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2018-10-10 Meeting it All - Contact, Curiosity, Care 43:07
Martin looks at these Curiosity qualities as both inherent qualities of awareness, and qualities we can support and cultivate in each moment, whether in meditation or daily activity, in silence or in communication.
Gaia House Awakening in Stillness and Movement
2018-10-09 Inhabiting the Fields of Experience 42:14
This talk looks at expanding fields of presence, exploring the composites of experience (khanda) through inhabiting the 'body-field', the 'citta-field' and a whole, or all-inclusive field of experience.
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2018-10-07 The Dharma and the Drama 43:18
Martin explores the meaning of dharma as Nature. What would it be like to meet all our experience as natural? To let in all that arises so as to meet and explore the whole of experience. And what of the drama that we generate? Maybe, the more we can make room for our inner dramas, the less hold they might have over us.
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2018-04-01 A Path of Free-ness 41:56
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.
Gaia House The Art of Living Freely
2018-03-31 Journey to Inner Space - Understanding Functions of the Mind 47:30
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.
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2018-03-30 Life is Out of Control ! 46:14
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.
Gaia House The Art of Living Freely
2018-03-29 Livestreaming Through Awareness 42:42
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.
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2017-09-16 Question and Answer Session 54:13
Martin answers questions from students on the closing night of the retreat. Subjects covered include Martins own relationship to dharma practice, questions about integration, exploring Buddhist teachings and working with various obstacles.
Gaia House Awakening in Stillness and Movement
2017-09-16 Morning Teachings - Meditation and the Nature of Experience 67:13
Meditation instruction for attending to the fluidity of experience, for tracking the naturally unfolding nature of phenomena in body, heart, mind and world.
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2017-09-15 Meditating in the Chitta Field 1:17:51
These morning meditation instructions explore the expanding of attention, to including the various elements of emotional experience and mental states that colour consciousness.
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