Online: The Profound and the Profane – Bringing the Whole of Life into the Alchemy of our Practice

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Online: The Profound and the Profane – Bringing the Whole of Life into the Alchemy of our Practice
with Martin Aylward
Saturday, December 5th, 2020 | 10:00am – 1:00pm ET

We practice in a world of personal pressures, political dysfunction, social divisions, a pandemic health crisis and ecological collapse. Treading a liberating path through all this asks of us a resilience beyond the personal, and a responsiveness beyond our imagining, if we are to live fearlessly, love fiercely, and let go fully.

Join Martin Aylward for a few contemplative hours to give some close and caring attention together to life, love and letting go. We’ll invoke the radical freeness to which our practice invites us; explore how to meet and metabolise the habit patterns that get in our way, and feel our way into meeting the uncertainties and complexities of our lives more fluidly, fearlessly and freely.


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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 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

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