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Ehipassiko — Come and See for Yourself


The Way Things Are: Uncovering the Deep Truths of Experience
Martin Aylward
Fee by donation; no pre-registration necessary

April 3, 2015
07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Join Martin for his daylong retreat on Saturday, learn more here.

Meditation practice is a way of directly and intimately exploring life in the laboratory of our own hearts and minds. In cultivating and deepening our practice, we learn about our inner compulsions and contractions, learning to soften and release them.

Simultaneously though, meditation also reveals to us the nature of reality, the way life is, how experience forms and impacts on consciousness. This evening and day with Martin Aylward will focus on some of the more difficult aspects of Buddhist teaching, offering ways to make these profound subjects accessible and even obvious.

Martin will lead us experientially into teachings on ‘emptiness’, ’suchness’ and the fluid, ephemeral nature of experience, pointing us towards an immediate and intimate understanding of these deep and important themes. We will learn together how to approach the deep nature of experience, and how the contemplation of these themes transforms us, bringing together the personal and impersonal aspects of Buddhist practice.

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.

Fee by donation: Suggested starting donation is $15 but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. For this event  all donations are split evenly between the teacher(s) and NYI.

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Martin Aylward 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,, and

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