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Daily Meditation Recordings, with Martin Aylward – Week of Feb 28, 2022

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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.

Be this awakeness: stop fighting with, fleeing from, and feeding habit material

February 28, 2022

Be peace: cultivating a steady heart in turbulent times

March 1, 2022

Self-regulation and meaningful service; "don't just do something, sit there"

March 2, 2022

"Trust in God and tie your camel"; exploring safety and non-safety

March 3, 2022

Pragmatic dharma: staying out of the rabbithole of the unhelpful

March 4, 2022

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