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Daily Meditation Recordings, with Nathan Glyde – Week of June 28, 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: The Unbound Heart

 

Teachings of liberation expand our range of possibilities. They encourage us to discover a broader capacity of what we can contact, sense, and do. The teachings of the pāramīs are a key part of this journey. They act like a map and compass for the heart’s wish to be free of habitual limitations, to be a heart unbound. This week we’ll take a deeper dive into the illimitable qualities of the heart.

Dāna pāramī: generosity

June 28, 2021

Sīla pāramī: virtue

June 29, 2021

Nekkhamma pāramī: relinquishment

June 30, 2021

Links:

Renunciation and Joy

Letting Go by Nitin Sawhney

Paññā pāramī: wisdom

July 1, 2021

Link and quote

Suggested reading: Seeing That Frees by Rob Burbea

“Gotama did for the self what Copernicus did for the earth: he put it in its rightful place, despite its continuing to appear just as it did before. Gotama no more rejected the existence of the self than Copernicus rejected the existence of the earth. Instead, rather than regarding it as a fixed, non-contingent point around which everything else turned, he recognised that each self was a fluid, contingent process just like everything else.”
― Stephen Batchelor, Confession of a Buddhist Atheist

Viriya pāramī: vitality

July 2, 2021

Links:

Meditation in Action retreat called Sacred Places taking place in your location and online in European and American timezones.

Poem: I Make the Effort

I make the effort

to maintain a ground of oceanic silence

out of which arises the multitude

of phenomena of daily life.

I make the effort

to see and to passionately open in love

to the spirit that infuses all things.

I make the effort

to see the Beloved in everyone

and to serve the Beloved through everyone

(including the earth).

I often fail in these aspirations

because I lose the balance

between separateness and unity,

get lost in my separateness,

and feel afraid.

But I make the effort.

– Ram Dass

https://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/2000/07/i-make-the-effort.aspx

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