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Awake and Free: Realizing Buddha’s Promise of Liberation

Online Program
Dates: Nov 20, 2023 - Dec 11, 2023

Instructor(s): Martin Aylward

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Course Description:

What is liberation? What constitutes a genuinely free life, and how might a liberated life be realized amidst all the constraints of our world? What impedes true free-ness, and how can we recognize, explore, and transform constraining patterns, beliefs, and behaviors through both formal practices and amidst the activities of our daily life?

This freely offered program will offer a pragmatic, experiential, and direct approach to exploring freedom of being, and all that seems to be in its way. We'll explore in a way that is profound yet accessible. We'll reference classical dharma teachings and contemporary psychological tools to practice, inquire, and transform, together.

Experience Level:
Suitable for beginning and experienced practitioners.

Online Schedule:
This program is hosted on Zoom and closed captions are available. You can check the time of the group sessions in your timezone here: https://www.worldtimebuddy.com. The schedule of Zoom meetings for this program (shown in US Eastern Time) is as follows:

Meeting time: Mondays, 12:00-1:30 pm ET

Meeting Dates: Nov 20, 27 and Dec 4, 11

Please note that sessions will be recorded and will be available within 48 hours of each session for courses and 48 hours of the final session for retreats and events. These recordings are not downloadable. Retreat recordings will be available for 2 weeks and event recordings will be available indefinitely.

Cancellation Policy:
There are no cancellation fees for donation-based programs.

As we work to become a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, we invite feedback/suggestions you may have regarding ways that we can make participation in the program more accessible and welcoming. Please email us at contact@buddhistinquiry.org.
    About the Instructor(s):
  • Martin Aylward began dharma practice and study at age nineteen, spending several years in Asian monasteries and with Himalayan hermits. He has been teaching worldwide since 1999. Martin co-founded Moulin de Chaves, the retreat center where he lives and teaches in SW France, the online dharma community Sangha Live, and the Mindfulness Training Institute. He is married with two adult children and his teaching focuses on the radical freeness at the heart of dharma, and its integration into daily life, with programs like Work Sex Money Dharma. His latest book is Awake Where You Are (2021).