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Martin Aylward's Dharma Talks at Gaia House
Martin Aylward
2011-05-08 Top Ten Retreatants Questions 64:25
An exploration of the ten most frequently raised questions, concerns and issues of Dharma practitioners, in sustaining and deepening practice in their everyday life.
Whole Life, Whole Practice, Nothing Left Out
2011-05-06 Freedom From Obsessinig and Rejecting 52:31
This talk uses the Buddha's model of the Middle Way to explore our tendencies to get caught either in obsessing about self, others and world, or in trying to reject and deny the same. Martin points to a creative, dynamic engagement with experience which reflects the title of the talk.
Whole Life, Whole Practice, Nothing Left Out
2011-05-05 Beyond the Shaping of the Mind 53:07
This talk links the concerns of our life, the tendencies of our minds, and the practice of meditation. Martin explores the way our conditioning and mental attitudes colour all our perceptions, and explores how dharma practice invites us to see through our acquired mental shaping, beyond our ideas, to meet life as directly, as deeply, as freely as possible.
Whole Life, Whole Practice, Nothing Left Out
2011-05-04 Whole Life, Whole Practice, Nothing Left Out - Opening Talk 68:05
This talk introduces a way of participating in a silent retreat that leaves room for all aspects of our life. Martin discusses some orientating reflections that run throughout the retreat, beginning with the ongoing questioning of our experience as we settle more deeply into it; 'what is happening now?'
Whole Life, Whole Practice, Nothing Left Out
2011-02-12 Making Space for Fear 47:31
We naturally want to reject, ignore, deny, our unpleasant experience. In this talk Martin both encourages us and shows how to turn our attention "fearwards", daring to look deeply and to see clearly through our defenses and distractions, to freedom from fear.
Loving What Is (whether we like it or not)
2011-02-11 Opening Talk for Loving What Is (whether we like it or not) 46:52
This talk explores maintaining an open and inquiring attitude to all that arises. We are reminded that there is no wrong experience, no feeling we shouldn't have; that all experience is worthy of our caring, curious, contactful attention.
Loving What Is (whether we like it or not)
2010-03-27 The State of the World 55:13
Live and Let Go: Unburdening The Heart
2010-03-26 Unravelling Layers of Experience 48:58
Live and Let Go: Unburdening The Heart
2010-03-25 Self, Soul, Psyche, Space 51:18
Live and Let Go: Unburdening The Heart
2010-03-24 Fear and Freedom 59:46
Live and Let Go: Unburdening The Heart

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