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Daily Meditation Recordings, with Martin Aylward – Week of February 15, 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 they are first streamed.

The nature is your nature

February 15, 2021

Dharma is duty (or, Just get on with it!)

February 16, 2021

Experiencing oneness, and experiencing two-ness

February 17, 2021

Basic goodness

February 18, 2021

Saddha (confidence)

February 19, 2021

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    Not Knowing as an Active Practice

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    Who Knows Best?: Exploring the Judging Mind

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    The Roots of Discouragement

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    When did you stop breathing?

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    Vast View, Fine Attention

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