Daily Meditation Recordings, with Martin Aylward – Week of September 7, 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.

Attuning to what's here using reference points in meditation

September 7, 2020

Using these sessions to support your commitment to your practice

September 8, 2020

The fundamental mind of present abiding

September 9, 2020

The support of the whole of life

September 10, 2020

Cultivating the art of relaxation in meditation

September 11, 2020

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