Daily Meditation

Wake up and breathe in community, Monday through Friday.

Daily Meditation sessions are offered every weekday morning for 1 hour, including guided meditation and dharma teaching. Each new week our Daily Meditation sessions are led by a world-renowned Buddhist teacher, based on a unique theme of their choosing.

During these challenging times we are offering our Daily Meditation sessions freely, on a dana/generosity basis.

Three reasons to join:

1. Build a healthy routine ⁣— learn how to meditate, and strengthen that meditation practice through dedication and regularity. Commit to take your seat each morning, tap into loving awareness, and enjoy your day with full presence.

2. Find comfort in the sangha — navigate common feelings of loneliness and isolation during the pandemic, by connecting with other conscious meditation practitioners across the globe.

3. Deepen your understanding — explore heart opening Buddhist concepts with wise teachers, in the comfort of your own living room.

Join us M-F mornings for Daily Meditation at the following times around the globe:
◦ 7-8 am BST / 8-9 am CEST (LIVE SESSION)
◦ 8-9 am East Coast North America (replay w/ live chat)
◦ 8-9 am West Coast North America (replay w/ live chat)

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Daily Meditation (Europe) 19 – 23 April

Teacher: Zohar Lavie
7am BST (London) / 8am CEST (Paris) (60 minutes)

Daily Meditation (East Coast U.S.) 19 – 23 April

Teacher: Martin Aylward
8am Eastern Time (60 minutes)

Daily Meditation (West Coast U.S.) 19 – 23 April

Teacher: Martin Aylward
8am Pacific Time (60 minutes)

View Recordings of Past Daily Meditation Sessions

Daily Meditation Recordings, with Ulla Koenig – Week of March 29, 2021

With Ulla König Recorded : March 29, 2021

We’re fortunate that Ulla Koenig has generously offered to lead our daily meditation sessions for Europe and the UK. To find out more about Ulla, and to view his other contributions to Sangha Live, click here. Recordings are posted 24 – 36 hours after the live session runs.

 

This week’s theme is: Re-enchanting our practice

 

As much as anything else our practice of mindfulness and meditation can become a habit and either turn dull or come with a sense of obligation, work or duty. In this week together, we will explore ways to bring imagination, embodiment, and intimacy to our practice. After all, meditation is as much a craft as an art form – a chance to discover inner landscapes, hidden mysteries and fascinating insights.

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Daily Meditation Recordings, with Nathan Glyde – Week of March 22, 2021

With Nathan Glyde Recorded : March 22, 2021

We’re fortunate that Nathan Glyde has generously offered to lead our daily meditation sessions for Europe and the UK. To find out more about Nathan, and to view his other contributions to Sangha Live, click here. Recordings are posted 24 – 36 hours after the live session runs.

 

This week’s theme is: Resolve to Unbind the Heart

 

The word resolve can embody many meanings. This week we will see how much it offers on a Dharma path of awakening. It is made of re & solve: ‘re’ as in ‘really’, fully, with intensity; ’solve’ as in loosen, undo, or dissolve. Such a poetic and insightful combination: to intensely loosen.

 

The Buddha offered teachings and practices for a path of unbinding. A path of resolve to resolve, of dedication to undoing. For dukkha is a state of high activity and reactivity: a doing of distress. Meditations are practices of skilful and subtle activity that unbuild problematic senses of self and loosen missions of reactivity. An invitation to wake up to life, in life, for life, and there in the midst of it all to resolve: to fully unbind.

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Daily Meditation Recordings, with Nathan Glyde – Week of March 8, 2021

With Nathan Glyde Recorded : March 8, 2021

We’re fortunate that Nathan Glyde has generously offered to lead our daily meditation sessions for Europe and the UK. To find out more about Nathan, and to view his other contributions to Sangha Live, click here. Recordings are posted 24 – 36 hours after the live session runs.

 

This week’s topic is The Freedom of an Unassuming Mind.

 

The Buddha used the image of a tangled and knotted thread to represent the complex roots of human suffering and distress. It takes sensitivity, persistence, and care to disentangle the tangle of ‘dukkha’. A tricky part of this is that our assumptions about the world radically shape the way the world appears, while remaining quite hidden to us. Fortunately, wisdom teachings and practices bring assumptions into view and support the untying of these unseen knots, opening us into a wide and free existence.

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