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Daily Meditation Recordings, with Martin Aylward – Week of May 16, 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.

Sitting Like a Mountain - Rooted, Grounded, Steady: Contemplating the Earth Element

May 16, 2022

Sitting Like an Ocean - Vast, Deep, Fluid: Contemplating the Water Element

May 17, 2022

Sitting Like the Sky - Open, Spacious, Luminous: Contemplating the Air Element

May 18, 2022

Sitting Like the Sun - Powerful, Transformative, Radiating: Contemplating the Fire Element

May 19, 2022

Sitting as Presence - Not Looking For Your Own Eyes: Contemplating the Consciousness Element

May 20, 2022

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    The Jewel of Sangha: We all need Community, Support and Love

    Martin writes: “Sangha is about community, support and love; it is one of the 3 jewels (Buddha-Dharma-Sangha) of our practice. But in the individualistic cultures and atomised structures in which many of us live, sangha too often gets inadequate attention. This is especially true in the Vipassana / Insight meditation tradition, because while silent meditation…

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  • Oren Jay Sofer

    The Power of Relational Awareness

    In this session, Oren Jay Sofer shares reflections on the basics of Mindful Communication, with particular focus on the internal foundations of successful communication. The talk explores some of the ways our silent contemplative practice can support our interpersonal relationships, while the Q&A delves into more specific issues of conversation and relationships.

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  • Kaira Jewel Lingo

    Honoring our ancestors, healing our ancestors.

    As we prepare for Halloween and All Souls Day, we explore how we can practice the wisdom of interbeing to help us nurture the wholesome seeds our ancestors transmitted to us and transform the unwholesome habit energies we have received from them.

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  • Brian Dean Williams

    Change the story, change your life

    We live our lives through stories – about the world, and about ourselves. You may have noticed these stories surfacing in awareness in your meditation practice. We often cling to these stories as being “true”, yet holding this wrong view conceals that these stories are impermanent, cause suffering, and ultimately, are not personal. In this…

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  • Eugene Cash

    The Paradox of Being: Alive & Aware

    “The World is its Own Magic” – Suzuki Roshi As we practice and our understanding deepens, we’re often surprised by paradox. We begin to discover what the Laṅkāvatāra Sutra pointed to: Things are not what they seem… Nor are they otherwise. We intuitively know that there is more to life/reality then the usual, the familiar…

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  • Ralph Steele

    A Skilful Dance: The Three Characteristics Of Life and The Winds of Dharma

    (Please note that, due to problems with the video streaming platform on the day of this session, this talk was unfortunately not recorded in its entirety.) In this session Ralph explores using the Winds of Dharma to gain insight into the Three Characteristics of Life. The ocean of consciousness can be equated to life’s characteristics…

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