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Daily Meditation Recordings, with Martin Aylward – Week of November 30, 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.

100% commitment + 100% forgiveness

November 30, 2020

Being at home wherever you are

December 1, 2020

Cultivating connection with heart, body and mind

December 2, 2020

Letting go of certainties

December 3, 2020

Welcoming everything (with chanting)

December 4, 2020

Today’s chant: Sabbe ko mangal hai

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