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Daily Meditation Recordings, with Martin Aylward – Week of September 21, 2020

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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.

Dharma methodology, ideology and cosmology (the story of Babaji part 2)

September 21, 2020

Awareness is your home (the story of Babaji part 3)

September 22, 2020

Becoming comfortable with change (the story of Babaji part 4)

September 23, 2020

Welcoming whatever shows up (the story of Babaji part 5)

September 24, 2020

No limit to your practise (the story of Babaji part 6)

September 25, 2020

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