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

  • Portsmouth High School, Jnr Department 36 Kent Road Southsea, England, PO5 3ES United Kingdom (map)

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.


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, 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 and the For more information, visit


Earlier Event: August 10
Finding True Refuge
Later Event: November 4
Living with an Undefended Heart