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Daily Meditation Recordings, with Miles Kessler – Week of October 30, 2023

Miles Kessler

Miles Kessler

We’re fortunate that Miles Kessler has generously offered to lead our daily meditation sessions for Europe and the UK. To find out more about Miles, and to view his other contributions to Sangha Live, click here. Recordings will be posted by the end of the day of the live session.

 

This week’s topic is “Meditation In A Time Of Crisis“.

 

As the world spirals into yet another all too frequent crisis, we are once again confronted with our basic human fragility. At times like these, it is not uncommon to be overcome by insecurity, anxiety, and fear with the recognition of your own human vulnerability.
Now more than ever, it’s helpful to rely on your Dharma practice as a refuge. Not as a practice of liberation that gives you refuge FROM the world, but rather as one that gives you refuge IN the world. Join Miles in this week of Meditation In A Time Of Crisis and cultivate your greatest spiritual resource.

The Nature Of Suffering

October 30, 2023

Digging A Well In The Middle Of A Forest Fire

October 31, 2023

The Path Of The Spiritual Warrior

November 1, 2023

The Tengu's Mirror

November 2, 2023

The Aikido Koan

November 3, 2023

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