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Daily Meditation Recordings, with Martin Aylward – Week of November 23, 2020

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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.

Patience and perseverance

November 23, 2020

Spacious, luminous awareness (or, Awareness isn't bothered by your "stuff")

November 24, 2020

Deepening practice over time

November 25, 2020

The fundamental ground of awareness

November 26, 2020

The three bodies of the primordial ground, and deepening your practice

November 30, 2020

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