Daily Meditation Recordings, with Martin Aylward – Week of May 24, 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.

 

Recordings are posted 24 – 36 hours after the live session runs.

Exploring current experience. (Story of the Buddha part 1.)

May 24, 2021

Links:

Confession of a Buddhist Atheist

Thich Nhat Hanh Key Books

Seeing through the self-improvement / self-negation projects. (Story of the Buddha part 2.)

May 25, 2021

Sitting with distractions. (Story of the Buddha part 3.)

May 26, 2021

It's not all about me! (Story of the Buddha part 4.)

May 27, 2021

Relating to Mara on an ongoing basis. (Story of the Buddha part 5.)

May 28, 2021

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