The art of inquiry: looking deeply, seeing clearly, living freely with Martin Aylward
22 April 9:30 am - 27 April 5:00 pm
Two full days and four evenings: Sat-Sun (22nd & 23rd April), 10-5pm, Mon-Thurs (24th – 27th) 7-9pm
Mindfulness practice first cultivates steady, focussed attention, to then inquire into whatever arises. While much instruction trains the attention, we often don’t know how to inquire skilfully and fruitfully into our experience.
This course will train the skill of deep inquiry, using Meditation, Reflection and Dialogueto explore profound and powerful themes, including:
– 3 foundational inquiries: What is happening, how am I meeting it, who is it happening to?
– 3 lenses of inquiry: Kinaesthetic, Felt Sense and Reflective (Body, heart and mind).
– Inquiry perspectives: Doing and non-doing, existence and non-existence, the dualistic and the non-dual.
– Inquiring into our reference points for reality: body, mind, self, world, time and space.
In addition, we will inquire in ways that are:
-Personal; Exploring your own life, inner and outer.
-Interpersonal; Exploring the dynamics of your relationships.
-Impersonal; Exploring the essential nature of experience.
We will have the two full days of Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd, plus the following weekday evenings, Monday to Thursday. This format allows a deep dive into practice, teachings and inquiry, with the support of the group and Martin’s teachings, while maintaining the rhythms and duties of our everyday lives, where we see the practice themes in action.
Participants need to commit to the whole course (a maximum of one evening absence for prior commitments will be accepted).
TEACHER SUPPORT AND EVENT PRICES
Events at London Insight are offered in a spirit of generosity. The price you pay goes towards the running of the event but does not include any payment to the teachers for their teaching. Instead our teachers rely on the generosity of participants for their livelihood. Martin’s requested scale for this is £150-£350, though nobody will be turned away for reasons of financial limitation. Those who are able to offer more give great support to both the teacher and those students with less financial means
Standard: £160.00 – This covers our costs but not the cost of providing supported places
Sponsor: £188.00 – A voluntary higher rate enabling us to offer supported rate places
Supported: £106.00 – For those unable to afford the standard rate
Please pay the sponsor rate if you can.
If you are unable to afford the supported rate please let us know. We try to ensure that no one is turned away because of lack of funds.
Please note the cancellation policy is different for this event: refunds are only available up to 5pm on April 8th 2017. Refunds are only offered after that if we are successful in giving your place to someone on our waiting list, which we will try our best to do. Please note that this policy applies even if you have to cancel because of illness or emergency.
LUNCH: There is an on-site café at St Luke’s
SEATING: The venue will set the room up with chairs. If you’d prefer to sit on the floor, please bring what you need.
REGISTRATION: will open at 9.30am on Saturday 22nd April; the teachings will begin at 10.00am