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Friction and Free-ness: How We Meet Ourselves and the World
 
with Martin Aylward
 
Weekend of September 15th-16th, 2018
10am – 5pm
 
Each moment invites us to meet life freely, yet we easily find ourselves caught up in tension and drama, creating unhelpful and unnecessary friction with ourselves and others.

This weekend retreat will both explore the friction and point to the inherent freeness at the heart of all experience. We will touch on both inner and outer, personal and social, including the friction in the current social and political climate and how dharma practice can help us to show up freely, even in situations of conflict or divisiveness.

This event is open to all levels.

The registration fee includes teacher support.
 

Registration:

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Teacher(s)

Martin Aylward

Martin Aylward

Martin Aylward has been meditating for 30 years and teaching Dharma since 1999. He took a one-way flight to India aged 19 and spent most of the next 4 years in Asian monasteries, retreat centres and Ashrams. Martin practiced with Ajahn Buddhadasa in Thailand and sat annual month-long retreats for 10 years in Bodh Gaya with Christopher Titmuss. He spent 2 years living with Indian Sadhus and Himalayan hermits and 13 years as a student of AH Almaas’ Diamond Approach.

Martin co-founded the Dharma Yatra pilgrimages in France, he is guiding teacher of WorldwideInsight.org and founding teacher of Moulin de Chaves, a retreat centre in South West France where he has lived and taught for the last 14 years, and where his children grew up. He is also co-founder with Mark Coleman of the Mindfulness Training Institute,  training Mindfulness teachers in Europe and the US, with 200 graduates from 30 countries worldwide. Find out more at MartinAylward.com