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Martin Aylward's Dharma Talks at Gaia House
Martin Aylward
2015-10-10 Day Four - Morning Instructions 45:10
The nature of experience. The open field of experience and the open embrace of Awareness. Meditation with no body, no mind, no world.
Awake in Our Bones
2015-10-09 Afternoon Teachings - Practice as Purification (Part 2) 46:46
In this follow-up, Martin continues to look at the purificatory nature of dharma practice, opening up a space to meet and transform the impact of past habit energy. The teaching deconstructs the notion of karma, and maps the purification of mind-states.
Awake in Our Bones
2015-10-09 Morning Instructions 51:15
Recognizing states. Skilful response to how the mind is. Body and mind as a unified field of experience.
Awake in Our Bones
2015-10-08 Afternoon Teachings - Practice as Purification (Part 1) 48:14
This teaching examines our problematic associations with ideas of Purity, and explores ways that the practice of sitting meditation can be purificatory - both in terms of developing wholesome qualities, and in healing and releasing stored tension patterns.
Awake in Our Bones
2015-10-08 Day Two - Morning Instructions 47:15
No wrong experience. Allowing the passage of all that arises. Exploring the pleasant, unpleasant and neutral in meditation.
Awake in Our Bones
2015-10-07 Afternoon Teachings - Freedom and Stimulus 45:40
Martin points out the 3 different kinds of stimulation (vedana) and explores skilful ways of exploring and responding to pleasant, unpleasant, and neutral experience. Emphasis is given to somatic practice, recognizing the physical contractions that form around the 3 types.
Awake in Our Bones
2015-10-07 Day One - Morning Instructions 39:08
Grounding meditation in bodily experience. Activating qualities of awareness through the posture: Grounded - steady, upright - bright, open - receptive, relaxed - gentle.
Awake in Our Bones
2015-01-27 The Collective Body - Solidarity, Community and Love 47:13
In this final talk of the series, Martin looks at the social implications of widening our sense of identification, including not only the world but also other human beings within the field of our experience. The talk explores the suffering born of the us and them mentality and points to how the need to awaken together and take all beings into our heart.
This Body is the Universe
2015-01-26 The Existential Body - From Thing-ness to Process, Knowing to Loving, Subjective to Inclusive 41:26
In this talk Martin looks at the tendency to conceive in terms of objects rather than process, unpicking the way we maintain and reinforce the ego structure, and offering a vision of a more expansive and inclusive participation in life.
This Body is the Universe
2015-01-25 The Psychological Body - Self Image, Self Reinforcement and Self Judgement 51:07
Continuing from the previous talk, Martin looks at the ways we imagine, maintain and reinforce our psychological sense of self. The talk explores how we live in images and descriptions of who we think we are, layered by our constant critical self evaluation, and points us beyond our psychology to a fuller and freer embodying of our life.
This Body is the Universe

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