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Daily Meditation Recordings, with Jaya Rudgard – Week of November 7, 2022

Jaya Rudgard

Jaya Rudgard

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. Recordings will be posted by the end of the day of the live session.

 

This week’s theme is “A Gentle and Playful Heart

 

A week of morning meditations orienting to the qualities of playfulness and gentleness. When we neither meet ourselves or each other with harshness nor take ourselves too seriously, we find a genuine inner strength. Whether we feel we have lots of energy and motivation for practice, or little, exploring these qualities will refresh the heart and mind and support us in meeting the challenges of our week.

 

Playing host to difficult states of mind

November 7, 2022

A refuge mantra for the full moon

November 8, 2022

Relating carefully to views and opinions

November 9, 2022

Mantra and the skilful use of thought

November 10, 2022

Connecting with each other and the infinite mystery

November 11, 2022

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