Many of us approach our meditation practice on a mind level, trying our best to clear our thoughts and let the practice bring us more deeply into contact with the immediacy, richness, and mystery of life. Instead of treating meditation as a mental practice, what if we explore and understand it as a fundamentally visceral one? In what ways might the Buddhist path to liberation be a somatic practice of an ever-deepening attunement to the wisdom of our bodies? Might this help us enrich our practice? Join Martin Aylward as he explores embodied awareness, the spiritual implications of deep relaxation, and deeply-embodied Awakening.
Martin Aylward began dharma practice and study at age 19, spending several years in Asian monasteries and with Himalayan hermits. Teaching worldwide since 1999, Martin co-founded Moulin de Chaves, the retreat center where he lives and teaches in France, the Mindfulness Training Institute, and the online dharma community Sangha Live. He is married with two adult children, and integrates dharma into daily life with programs like Work Sex Money Dharma. His latest book is Awake Where You Are (2021).
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