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Daily Meditation Recordings, with Nirmala Werner – Week of Dec 5 – 9, 2022

Nirmala Werner

Nirmala Werner

We’re fortunate that Nirmala Werner has generously offered to lead our daily meditation sessions. To find out more about Nirmala, and to view her 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 “Embodied Meditation Practise & the Transformative Power of the 5 Precepts”.

 

Many people find themselves from time to time in a spiritual vacuum, trying to fill this emptiness with indulgence through eating, drinking, surfing the internet, shopping, pornography, doing drugs, etc.

 

This week we will look into the 5 precepts, which the Buddha recommended for anyone who wishes to live a peaceful life. The precepts can act as a training guideline, and can support us to stop, pause and look deeply into ourselves to understand, “What is really going on here?” as a fundamental part on our way to universal love, compassion and liberation.

Protecting life

December 5, 2022

Generosity and contentment

December 6, 2022

Caring for sexuality & intimacy

December 7, 2022

Kind and wise speech

December 8, 2022

Protecting BodyMindHeart

December 9, 2022

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