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Daily Meditation Recordings, with Nathan Glyde – Week of June 14, 2021

Nathan Glyde

Nathan Glyde

We’re fortunate that Nathan Glyde has generously offered to lead our daily meditation sessions for Europe and the UK. To find out more about Nathan, and to view his other contributions to Sangha Live, click here. Recordings are posted 24 – 36 hours after the live session runs.

 

This week’s theme is: Contentment Blockers

 

The Buddha named five key ways access to contentment is blocked, and gave clear and profound teachings that break through to the peace, joy, and freedom they obscure.

Our hearts and minds can be pulled into a mission of greed, or sucked into aversion and rejection. We often swing between restlessness and sluggishness. It is normal to doubt the possibility of developing our experience in more free and delightful ways.

This week we will explore the possibilities available to us to calm habitual patterns and invite vibrant-tranquility.

A ceasefire with doubt

June 14, 2021

Releasing restlessness

June 15, 2021

Kindness any way

June 17, 2021

Links and quotes

Nathan’s website of events.

For supporting outer change as well as inner.

Upcoming Nathan and Zohar live streamed retreat from Gaia House in July 2021.

“There are no unsacred places; there are only sacred places and desecrated places.” – Wendell Berry

“Competition is the law of the jungle, cooperation is the law of civilisation” – Peter Kropotkin

Freedom of giving up and away

June 18, 2021

Links

The Arrow sutta

Two Sorts of Thinking sutta

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