Daily Meditation Recordings, with Martin Aylward – Week of September 14, 2020

Martin Aylward

We’re fortunate that Martin Aywlard 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.

Body, mind and awareness of experience

September 14, 2020

The qualities of awareness

September 15, 2020

Awareness has space for all experience

September 16, 2020

The loving quality of awareness

September 17, 2020

Life's welcome (the story of Babaji part 1)

September 18, 2020

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