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Retreat Dharma Talks at Gaia House

Awakening in Stillness and in Movement

This retreat interweaved meditation practice with mindful movement.

Both practices orientated towards exploring and freeing habit patterns, and bringing awareness and inquiry into all moments and activities of life.

2019-10-04 (6 days) Gaia House

2019-10-05 Meditation Instructions (Day 1) 1:22:33
Martin Aylward
Entering into presence.
2019-10-05 Dharma Talk - Gender Blending Buddha Bodies 52:36
Martin Aylward
This talk explores different depths and dimensions of embodied presence as on learns to inhabit experience more fully, freely and expansively.
2019-10-06 Meditation Instructions (Day 2) 21:00
Martin Aylward
Dwelling as Embodied Awareness.
2019-10-06 Dharma Talk - The Hallmarks of Insight 45:59
Martin Aylward
Martin looks at the quality of investigation. He shows how to inquire directly into experience, and explores the features of liberating understanding and insight into different realms of experience.
2019-10-07 Meditation Instructions (Day 3) 14:51
Martin Aylward
Awareness as an Open Field.
2019-10-07 Dharma Talk - Depths of Connection 59:24
Martin Aylward
Various components of connection - kindness, empathy, joy -are explored in this talk, spanning both meditative and engaged forms of connecting with ourselves, others and life itself.
2019-10-08 Meditation Instructions (Day 4) 17:46
Martin Aylward
Three Forms of Skilful Attention.
2019-10-08 Dharma Talk - On Meaningfulness 48:33
Martin Aylward
Martin explores the inherent human longing for meaning and purpose, in its historical and religious contexts, and in the flawed ways we habitually seek wholeness or meaning. He describes the internalising of a deep meaningfulness that transcends ordinary understanding, entering into a harmony and resonance with life just as it is, constantly expressing its infinite yet goalless meaningfulness.
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