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Daily Meditation Recordings, with Martin Aylward – Week of March 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 the live session runs.

Cultivating both ordinary and deep mindfulness

March 15, 2021

Training our attention

March 16, 2021

Attuning to fluidity and glimpsing the unconditioned

March 17, 2021

Different states of being

March 18, 2021

Everything is love (with chanting)

March 19, 2021

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