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The True Heart’s Longing: Love, Wisdom and Freedom of Being with Martin Ayl...

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The True Heart’s Longing: Love, Wisdom and Freedom of Being

It is the nature of the human heart to know a deep longing for depth, meaning and love. This day will explore this longing as a crucial resource to take us deep into our own mystery, towards intimacy with ourselves and others, ease with who and how we are, and a wise response to life's profound beauty and endless suffering.

The day will draw on traditional Buddhist contemplative practices and teachings, as well as reflections, discussion and inquiry together, all in support of a deepening, liberating relationship with body, heart, mind. Suitable for beginners or experienced meditators. The day will be held in silence.

Martin Aylward spent 5 years in India from the age of 19, studying and practicing meditation in various ashrams, Buddhist monasteries and with Himalayan hermits. He is the founding teacher of MoulindeChaves.org, the retreat centre where he lives in France. Martin has been leading retreats, guiding students and teaching awakening worldwide since 1999, offering a pragmatic and contemporary view of ancient eastern teachings, and pointing to freedom of being, here and now. He is also founding and guiding teacher of WorldwideInsight.org and the MindfulessTrainingInstitute.com For more information, visit MartinAylward.com.


What to expect

Each one-day retreat will be a day of sustained meditation, supported by an atmosphere of silence. All the retreats are suitable for beginners as well as those with experience of meditation practice. The retreat is led by a teacher, and the structure of the day can vary. Typically the day includes periods of sitting and walking meditation, a dharma talk, and guidance on meditation provided by the teacher. Opportunities are provided to ask questions.

Below is a typical schedule for the day, we ask participants to stay for the whole day:
9.30 Arrival
10.00 Introduction
10.30 Sitting
11.00 Walking
11.30 Sitting
12.00 Walking
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Sitting
14.00 Walking
14.30 Dharma talk, Q&A
15.30 Walking
16.00 Closing session

What to bring

Cushions: Please bring anything you will need to be comfortable sitting, meditation cushions, pillows, a mat to sit on, a blanket etc. There are chairs available if you would like to sit on a chair.

Lunch: We also ask you to bring a vegetarian dish to contribute to a shared lunch, which is held together and in silence. Cutlery and plates are available at the venue.

Mug: It would be really helpful if you could bring your own mug as that is one thing the venue is short of.

Dana: Dana translates as generosity, in this spirit the teachers offer these teachings for free. As students we are also given the opportunity to practice generosity by offering financial contributions to the teachers. The livelihood of most teachers depends wholly, or to a large extent, on the generosity and voluntary contributions from retreatants who value their guidance and wish to support the ongoing teachings of the Dharma. There will be a chance for you to donate to the teacher at the end of the day. Please bring money for this. There are no guidelines to what you should donate.


Where to find us:

Frome Steiner Academy,
Park Road, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1EU.
There will be signs pointing you in the right direction once you arrive.


Who can come?

All the retreats are suitable for beginners as well as those with experience of meditation practice. We warmly welcome people of every age, ethnicity, cultural heritage and religious background, socio-economic group, ability, sexual orientation and gender identity to join us.

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