Teachings of liberation can seem to point to a kind of superhuman perfection, one reinforced by classical images and stories of Buddha and other semi-mythical historical saints. This can make our own freedom of being seem unattainable or at least far distant, yet Dharma teachings and practices emphasize immediate experience as the ground of liberation. This day/weekend will look at our human freedom as very near to hand, and will explore how to contemplate and integrate the liberating possibilities of our practice in the midst of our everyday lives.
No previous meditation experience is necessary, but this weekend will be of particular interest and benefit to those who are already established to some degree in dharma practice and teachings.
Saturday Only: $80.00
Sunday Only: $80.00
Saturday + Sunday: $140.00
*Registration fee does not include teacher support.
Teacher support: Suggested starting donation is $30 but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. All donations go to support the teacher(s).
Martin Aylward has taught meditation worldwide for the last 15 years, emphasizing bringing a liberating depth of awareness into all areas of life. After 4 years in Asian monasteries and with Himalayan sadhus, Martin returned to Europe in 1995, founding Moulin de Chaves, a residential retreat centre in South West France where he lives and teaches. As well as leading retreats, Martin also runs online courses, teaches urban intensives for integrating practice and the charged themes of daily life, and co-directs an international Mindfulness Teacher Training. Find out more at WorkSexMoneyDharma.com, MoulindeChaves.org, and MindfulnessTrainings.com.