What would it be like to view life as a mystery to be embraced, rather than a problem to be solved?
It can be difficult to set aside our need for answers and certainty. But beyond our own preconceptions and fixed ideas about the “way things are” lies the vast field of spacious, non-conceptual awareness. If we can learn to tap into this state of consciousness, we find the potential for a fuller and more fluid relationship with life.
Join us on Monday, March 13 at 12 p.m. ET for Finding Freedom in the Unknown, a virtual workshop with Insight Meditation teacher and author Martin Aylward. In this hour-long free event, Aylward will guide an exploration underneath our usual mind operations and into dimensions of not knowing like non-conceptual awareness, embodied presence, and spaciousness of being.
In this workshop, he will offer a dharma talk and guided practice for relaxing into uncertainty and learning to abide in a mind that is vast, open and free.
Click the link below to sign up, and click here to learn more about Martin Aylward’s new Tricycle online course, The Power of Not Knowing.
Aged 19, Martin left for India with a one-way ticket and no luggage. He spent most of the next four years in Asian monasteries, retreat centers, and ashrams where he developed a formal meditation practice based on vipassanā (Insight Meditation). Martin has also studied and practiced with various Buddhist teachers and traditions, including the Vajrayana practices of Mahamudra and Dzogchen.
Since 1995, Martin has lived with his family in Southwest France. He co-founded Moulin de Chaves in 2005, a residential retreat center where he lives and teaches. Martin is also co-founder, with Mark Coleman, of the Mindfulness Training Institute. He is a visiting faculty on the MSc in Mindfulness-Based Interventions at UCD, Ireland. Martin recently published Awake Where You Are: The Art of Embodied Awareness (Wisdom 2022), a practical, accessible guide to fully inhabiting our sensory experience as a foundation for awareness.
- Date: March 13, 2023
- Time: 12-1 p.m. ET
- Format: Zoom webinar
- Price: By donation