Daily Meditation Recordings, with Nathan Glyde – Week of March 22, 2021

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: Resolve to Unbind the Heart

 

The word resolve can embody many meanings. This week we will see how much it offers on a Dharma path of awakening. It is made of re & solve: ‘re’ as in ‘really’, fully, with intensity; ’solve’ as in loosen, undo, or dissolve. Such a poetic and insightful combination: to intensely loosen.

 

The Buddha offered teachings and practices for a path of unbinding. A path of resolve to resolve, of dedication to undoing. For dukkha is a state of high activity and reactivity: a doing of distress. Meditations are practices of skilful and subtle activity that unbuild problematic senses of self and loosen missions of reactivity. An invitation to wake up to life, in life, for life, and there in the midst of it all to resolve: to fully unbind.

Blameless Well-Being

March 22, 2021

Relaxing the Constrictions

March 23, 2021

A Preferred Release

March 24, 2021

Unbinding and Unwinding

March 25, 2021

Letting In, Letting Be, Letting Go

March 26, 2021

Nathan’s practice group

Article Nathan wrote to review our practices

Quote mentioned during the talk:

Its easier to act your way into a new way of thinking than to think your way into a new way of acting

Jerry Sternin, the father of Applied Positive Deviance

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