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Daily Meditation Recordings, with Martin Aylward – Week of Dec 6, 2021

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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. To find out more about Martin, and to view his other contributions to Sangha Live, click here.

 

Recordings are posted 24 – 36 hours after the live session runs.

Sila: the bliss of blamelessness

December 6, 2021

Nekkhamma: the relaxation of renunciation

December 7, 2021

Panya: the veracity of view

December 8, 2021

Vīrya: staying engaged

December 9, 2021

Recognising our basic goodness

December 10, 2021

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