Where’s your body? Can you feel it? Is it still there?! Life is full. There’s so much to plan and think about. We can go hours without feeling a single breath or footstep. Can you relate? By getting lost in our thoughts we over-identify with a limited sense of “self” and therefore suffer. We will explore the body as a distinction to thinking and see what freedom lies there.
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Daily Meditation Recordings, with Martin Aylward / Kaira Jewel Lingo – Week of April 20
We’re fortunate that Martin Aywlard and Kaira Jewel Lingo have generously offered to lead our daily meditation sessions for Europe and the UK this week. Links mentioned during these sessions can be found at the bottom of this page. To find out more about Martin, and to view his other contributions to Sangha Live, click…
Daily Meditation Recordings, with Leela Sarti – Week of April 26, 2021
This week’s theme is: Timeless presence in the midst of daily life.
This week we will invite the possibility of being grounded in the depth of timeless presence in the midst of daily life. We will practice and inquire how to live a full and heartfelt life from silence and emptiness, and yet being yourself in peace with others, and doing what needs to be done.
Sitting With Our Ancestors
December 18, 2022
In times of struggle we can always call on the ancestors. Our affinity ones are just as important as our biological ones. The Buddhist path is full of affinity beings who inspire us. Join me in remembering those who have gone before us, and paved the path of freedom and liberation.
Light on the path: pleasure, joy, fulfilment and free-ness.
September 24, 2017
Our founding and guiding teacher Martin Aylward reflects on the importance of being nourished and uplifted by our practice. He looks at the nature of happiness and our sometimes difficult relationship with pleasure; explore opening up to joy, and point to ways in which dharma practice is fulfilling and freeing.
October 23, 2022
What does the Dharma have to say about how we relate: to ourselves, to each other and to the environment? How might we touch in to the energizing potential of waking up together? This session will draw from the inherently relational practices of both the Zen koan tradition and Insight Dialogue to consider ways that…
Daily Meditation Recordings, with Caverly Morgan – Week of July 13
We’re very grateful to have Caverly Morgan hosting our Daily Meditation Series for North America. To find out more about Caverly, and to view her past recordings and contributions to Sangha Live, click here.
Dismantling Racism in Our Minds and Hearts
July 15, 2017
If one lives as a human on this earth one is affected by racism. Power and privilege have been unfairly awarded throughout history to certain groups of people based on race while disempowering others. These systems function on a systemic and cultural level, but also within each of us individually when we unconsciously internalize messages…
Getting Real with Spiritual Bypass
November 14, 2021
Spiritual bypassing is a superficial way of glossing over problems in a way that might make us feel better in the short term, but ultimately solves nothing and just leaves the problem to linger on. This session is an opportunity to begin to understand the concept of Spiritual Bypass (as coined by John Welwood in his book “Toward a Psychology of Awakening”) and how to practice with it.