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Martin Aylward's Dharma Talks at Gaia House
Martin Aylward
2017-03-10 Morning Instructions and Guided Meditation 45:19
Appropriate Attention.
Your Life is Your Teacher
2017-03-09 Afternoon Teachings: Time, Space, and Becoming 53:20
Martin explores the flexible nature of perception, and how deepening meditative skill can uncover, deconstruct and understand how we create the familiar reference points of experience.
Your Life is Your Teacher
2017-03-09 Morning Instructions and Guided Meditation 51:33
Complete and Continuous attention.
Your Life is Your Teacher
2017-03-08 Afternoon Teachings: No Wrong Experience 59:04
This talk explores how embodied attention can feels into and find out about all our experience. We explore how inquiry works, not as intellectual curiosity but as a body-cantered investigation that allows everything to be met and explored.
Your Life is Your Teacher
2017-03-08 Morning Instructions and Guided Meditation 38:39
Embodied attention (Yoniso Manisikara)
Your Life is Your Teacher
2017-03-07 Independent in This World - Introductory Talk 27:25
In this opening talk, Martin points to 3 kinds of liberation that form the ground of the retreat practice - freedom from views, freedom from compulsions, and freedom from self-concern.
Your Life is Your Teacher
2016-06-21 The The 3 Facets of Practice, in Meditation and in Life 45:38
This talk was given on the Summer solstice, and the teachings were held outside under the large Plane tree in the Gaia House gardens. Martin explores 3 facets of awareness practice, seeing how they can be applied in any moment, both within the formality of meditation and moment by moment in our wider lives. The 3 are Embodied Presence, Exploration and Inquiry, and Openness to the Nature of experience.
Awakening in Stillness and Movement
2016-06-20 The Ambiguity of Self and World 37:04
We rely on a sense of certainty and familiarity with how things are, yet when we look closely our experience is uncertain and always presenting anew. Martin looks at the big reference points for our experience; Life, Death, Self and World, pointing to a liberating way of understanding and relating to them that is free of the narrowness of certainty.
Awakening in Stillness and Movement
2016-06-19 Spaciously & Graciously 43:00
Martin explores the twin aspects of Wisdom and Love, as they are expressed in relating to our experience. He looks at the compulsions that easily takes up space in our consciousness, and shows how we can soften around them, and at the tendency to be intolerant, both of ourselves and others, and how we can be forgiving and gracious with our own humanness.
Awakening in Stillness and Movement
2016-06-19 Spaciously and Graciously 43:00
Martin explores the twin aspects of Wisdom and Love, as they are expressed in relating to our experience. He looks at the compulsions that easily takes up space in our consciousness, and shows how we can soften around them, and at the tendency to be intolerant, both of ourselves and others, and how we can be forgiving and gracious with our own humanness.
Awakening in Stillness and Movement

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