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Daily Meditation Recordings, with Martin Aylward – Week of 5 February, 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 “Fear and Fearlessness”

 

A week of exploring how our mind gets gripped, and how our practice frees us.

 

We’ll explore causes and conditions of fear, and the ways fear can dissolve, and the radical possibility of a fearless life.

What are you really afraid of?

February 5, 2024

Living beyond optimism and pessimism

February 6, 2024

A vast, open, undefended attitude

February 7, 2024

There’s nothing to fear!

February 8, 2024

Embrace this constant changing

February 9, 2024

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