Dharma Library

Enjoy video recordings of our previous live Sunday Sangha and Daily Meditation sessions, offered on dana basis.

Dharma Library

Enjoy video recordings of our previous live Sunday Sangha and Daily Meditation sessions, offered on dana basis.

The Body as a Vehicle of Awakening

With Kim Allen Recorded : June 20, 2021

One of our best teachers is very close at hand. The body offers continual opportunities for healing and insight, both simple and profound. But what is the body? As we look more carefully, we find a rich universe of sensation that is intimately connected to the mind. In this session, we explore the body as…

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Daily Meditation Recordings, with Nathan Glyde – Week of June 14, 2021

With Nathan Glyde Recorded : June 14, 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: Contentment Blockers

 

The Buddha named five key ways access to contentment is blocked, and gave clear and profound teachings that break through to the peace, joy, and freedom they obscure.

Our hearts and minds can be pulled into a mission of greed, or sucked into aversion and rejection. We often swing between restlessness and sluggishness. It is normal to doubt the possibility of developing our experience in more free and delightful ways.

This week we will explore the possibilities available to us to calm habitual patterns and invite vibrant-tranquility.

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Daily Meditation Recordings, with Jaya Rudgard – Week of May 31, 2021

With Jaya Rudgard Recorded : May 31, 2021

We’re fortunate that Jaya Rudgard has generously offered to lead our daily meditation sessions for Europe and the UK. To find out more about Jaya, and to view her other contributions to Sangha Live, click here.

 

This week’s topic is “Rediscovering Simplicity: Renunciation and the Art of Letting Go“.

 

Recordings are posted 24 – 36 hours after they are first streamed.

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Dharma, Intuition, and Imagination in Times of Change

With Deborah Eden Tull Recorded : May 30, 2021

In this session, we explore the power of intuition and conscious use of the imaginal realm, on behalf of collective awakening. We are utilizing our imaginations all the time, by feeding conditioned thoughts, limiting assumptions, duality, and fear. What is the value of exercising our moral imagination in this time of collective change, as we…

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Sustaining Ourselves with Joy

With Jessica Morey Recorded : May 16, 2021

The Buddha taught about many forms of joy as both the path of practice and its fruit. In this session, we’ll explore the practice and discipline of cultivating and savoring joy in our life and our practice. Joy is an important balancing factor as we honestly face the suffering of the world and commit to…

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Daily Meditation Recordings, with Nathan Glyde – Week of May 10, 2021

With Nathan Glyde Recorded : May 10, 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: Invitation to Awaken

 

The Buddha adopted a medical model to express the seminal and accessible four noble truths. We can see a diagnosis, a cause and symptoms, a cure, and a treatment. Namely dukkha (stress), taṇhā (thirsting), nibanna (freedom), and the noble eightfold path of release. This can be taken as a simple direction of how to understand and treat the human condition. It’s also an invitation into the depths and intricacies of the dharma.

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Dharma, Desire and Eros

With Justine Dawson Recorded : May 9, 2021

Eros is life force, the energy that animates our being. Eros fills our spiritual life with vitality, our minds with creativity, our ideas with embodiment and our relating with rich intimacy. To live full lives we need access to eros; without it we become dry, rigid, flacid and withholding. Yet what place does it have…

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The Skilful Process of Transformation

With Jill Satterfield Recorded : May 2, 2021

In this session, we’ll use the skilful means of mindfulness, mindful breathing and leading the nervous system into a parasympathetic state, to guide our mind towards organic spacious awareness. Within this relaxed spaciousness we’ll imagine the ways in which we wish to incline, head towards and become one with.

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Beyond the Self-Improvement Project

With Oren Jay Sofer Recorded : April 25, 2021

It’s common to come to the spiritual path seeking relief from psychological suffering or emotional pain. The modern wellness industry presents mindfulness and meditation as the ultimate antidote to stress and personal foibles. Yet the Buddhist path is about something far deeper than stress reduction or having an agreeable personality. In this session, we’ll explore…

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Not Knowing as an Active Practice

With Tenku Ruff, Osho Recorded : April 18, 2021

We sometimes think of not knowing as something negative, but is it really? Truly not-knowing allows spaciousness, openness, and much greater intimacy. When we make not-knowing an intentional action, the barriers that hold us back from true intimacy begin to dissolve, offering much deeper connection with each other, and with the entire universe.

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The Wheel of Life

With Vimalasara Mason-John Recorded : April 11, 2021

Understanding the mental states that we cycle through moment to moment. Links referred to during the session: The Wheel of Life Five Basic Needs of the Heart meditation

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

With Ulla Koenig 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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