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Dharma Talks Access for Retreatants

Intimacy and Infinity

2014-06-20 (5 days) Gaia House

  
2014-06-21 Beneath the Trees - The Body of Life 43:05
  Martin Aylward
On this summer solstice evening out under the trees at Gaia House, Martin reflects on the importance of trees in the Buddhas life, the disingenuousness of the term mindfulness and what it means to be embodied.
2014-06-22 Meeting Anger and Hatred 48:06
  Martin Aylward
Martin explores different personality styles of resistance and rejection, the ways anger functions and the importance of letting ourselves feel negative emotions as a way of freeing them up and letting go of our personal hard luck story. He also explores the way practice can transform anger into fearlessness as an important force against injustice, oppression and inequality.
2014-06-23 Intimacy and Infinity - Born of Love 51:14
  Martin Aylward
This talk questions our willingness to really be in contact with our experience. Martin explores our tendency to divide ourselves from life, from others and from our own experience, and points the way back to an undivided, undefended existence. The talk also reflects on the natural boundlessness of heart that opens up as a liberated response to different types of experience.
2014-06-24 Against the Stream - Teachings of Revolution in the Heart and in the World 52:09
  Martin Aylward
Martin uses this talk to examine the Buddhas description of Dharma practice as Going against the stream of Greed, Hatred and Delusion. He traces these forces in our contemporary lives in their personal, social and global dimensions, inviting us to reflect on how to make an appropriate response to the life in which we find ourselves.
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