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Daily Meditation Recordings, with Martin Aylward – Week of Nov 29, 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.

Sincerity is more important than quality of practice

November 29, 2021

Why is it hard to be with difficult emotions?

November 30, 2021

Trusting here-ness

December 1, 2021

Practice while you can; you'll need it when you can't

December 2, 2021

Inclining towards generosity is skilful (with chanting)

December 3, 2021

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