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Daily Meditation Recordings, with Martin Aylward – Week of November 9, 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.

Kamala (the lotus)

November 9, 2020

Kalyana (loveliness)

November 10, 2020

Ahaṃkāra (reinforcing of the sense of self)

November 11, 2020

Yathābhutañānadassana (knowledge and vision of things as they are)

November 12, 2020

Khanti (patient tending)

November 13, 2020

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