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Daily Meditation Recordings, with Martin Aylward – Week of March 1, 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.

The fundamental awakeness of mind (with chanting)

March 1, 2021

The process of freeing ourselves

March 2, 2021

Non-ordinary experiences during meditation

March 3, 2021

Welcoming everything as it comes and goes

March 4, 2021

The ground of life is love

March 5, 2021

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