Daily Meditation Recordings, with Martin Aylward – Week of January 18, 2021

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.

Relaxing around experience

January 18, 2021

The mind is deep

January 19, 2021

"Good" and "bad" meditations (or, Meditation is a process)

January 20, 2021

"Being with" vs exploring

January 21, 2021

Being gentle where we are (with chanting)

January 22, 2021

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