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Martin Aylward's Dharma Talks
Martin Aylward
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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.
Gaia House The Art of Living Freely
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.
Gaia House The Art of Living Freely
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.
Gaia House Awakening in Stillness and Movement
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.
Gaia House Awakening in Stillness and Movement
2017-09-15 On Happiness, Joy, Fulfillment and Freeness 45:30
Martin explores resources for wellbeing, noting the importance of being nourished and uplifted by our practice, in order for it to be sustainable. He looks at the nature of happiness and our relationship to pleasure; the practice of opening up to joy, and points to ways in which dharma practice is fulfilling and freeing.
Gaia House Awakening in Stillness and Movement
2017-09-14 Healing Layers of Dukkha 47:12
Martin explores the layers of Basic Dukkha, Reactive Dukkha and Judgemental Dukkha; exploring how they show up in different areas of our experience and pointing to different ways of meeting, exploring and healing our relationship with painful experience.
Gaia House Awakening in Stillness and Movement
2017-09-14 Morning Teachings - Meditating with Physical Discomfort 1:11:12
Some advice on working with physical and postural discomfort, as well as with meditative discomfort, the heat and tensions that show up when we meditate, as we process the unwinding of various somatized patterns and emotional residue.
Gaia House Awakening in Stillness and Movement

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