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Daily Meditation Recordings, with Martin Aylward – Week of 20 May, 2024

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Martin Aylward

We’re fortunate that Martin Aylward has generously offered to lead our daily meditation sessions for Europe and the UK. Click here to find out more about Martin and to view his other contributions to Sangha Live.

 

This week’s topic is “Wesak Week: Waking up Together”

 

This is the week of the May full moon, known as Wesak, when Buddha’s awakening is celebrated. So, it is our most auspicious time to practice! Come and join Martin every morning for a week of waking up together.

Bringing forth warmth, connection and good will!

May 20, 2024

The art of “non doing”.

May 21, 2024

Strong back, soft belly, gentle breath, spacious awareness.

May 22, 2024

Awake, right here, like this!

May 23, 2024

Done is what had to be done!

May 24, 2024

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