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Martin Aylward's Dharma Talks at Gaia House
Martin Aylward
2016-06-18 Human Experience Under the Microscope of Awareness 55:39
Martin looks at the constructs of human experience (Nama-Pupa or the aggregates) and explores the transformative insights available to us in looking closely at our moment to moment sense of ourselves and the world around us.
Awakening in Stillness and Movement
2016-06-17 The Art of Non Doing 66:30
In this introductory talk to the retreat, Martin invites us to practice by doing nothing, not in terms of the retreat format, but in the midst of all activity. He explores how we can speak, move and direct our attention and intention, from a place of profound rest, allowing and inviting everything to happen naturally.
Awakening in Stillness and Movement
2016-03-16 Morning Reflections on Inclusive Awareness 11:40
Your Life is Your Teacher
2016-03-15 The Inner and Outer Practice of Dharma - Meeting Experiences Generously 36:33
Dana is the practice of generosity as a foundation for happiness or the art of living freely and openly. This talk explores how we can transform the heart in generously meeting ourselves, others and the world around us. We see how qualities of Dana - Generosity, offering, supporting, nourishing, sustaining - are qualities with which to meet and respond skilfully to both outer' situations and inner experience.
Your Life is Your Teacher
2016-03-15 Morning Reflections on Awareness and the Tone of Experience 17:47
Your Life is Your Teacher
2016-03-14 Life is Your Teacher 47:32
Martin asks us first to consider what we really mean by my life, and points beneath the roles, beliefs and activities by which we usually define our lives, to the basic elements of our experience - sensory input, feelings, perceptions, concepts and consciousness. The talk opens up these elements, seeing how our attention to them can teach us, and exploring how we can track, explore and understand our experience as it presents itself, allowing us to respond more fully and freely to the mysterious unfolding display of what we call my life.
Your Life is Your Teacher
2016-03-14 Morning Reflections on Sustaining & Returning to Presence 52:24
Your Life is Your Teacher
2016-03-13 Inclining Towards Freedom - Clarity, Skilfulness and Love 52:25
Martin looks at qualities of mind that open up our Freedom of Being.He explores how Clarity dissolves our wrong views, how Skilfulness transforms our habits of mind, and how Love can hold all types of experience gently and wisely. The talk keeps references our common experiences, offering practical ways to integrate the teachings.
Your Life is Your Teacher
2016-03-13 Morning Reflections on Awareness of Body Breathing 26:37
Your Life is Your Teacher
2015-10-10 Afternoon Teachings - Countering Self-Centredness 49:35
Our practice offers the opportunity to move beyond a self-centred relationship to life, yet much of our practice is centered on the self! This talk explores dharma practices and skilful means by which to counter our self-centredness and points us towards the ultimate transparency of our sense of self.
Awake in Our Bones

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