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Daily Meditation Recordings, with James Rafael – Week of April 24, 2023

James Rafael

James Rafael

We’re fortunate that James Rafael has generously offered to lead our daily meditation sessions for Europe and the UK. To find out more about James, and to view his other contributions to Sangha Live, click here. Recordings will be posted by the end of the day of the live session.

 

This week’s topic is “Fluidity and Flux: Gateways to a Kinder, More Inclusive World

 

The Buddha’s teachings on impermanence and compassion offer us gateways to cultivate a kinder, more inclusive world for all. Impermanence connects us to a sense of fluidity and flux, where we can see through the illusion of solid binaries and fixed identities. This can inspire us toward action that includes, appreciates and holds others with kindness.

 

Flow; nature’s fluidity and impermanence

April 24, 2023

Dukha and the flow between ease and discomfort (sukha / dukha)

April 25, 2023

Fluid identities, the flow between Self and Not Self (anatta)

April 26, 2023

Flow as the gateway to radical acceptance, “this too”, and kindness

April 27, 2023

Rivers of experience, all flows towards kindness

April 28, 2023

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