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Daily Meditation Recordings, with Sophie Boyer – Week of June 19, 2023

Sophie Boyer

Sophie Boyer

We’re fortunate that Sophie Boyer has generously offered to lead our daily meditation sessions for Europe and the UK. To find out more about Sophie, 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 “Being Body“.

 

The body is an area where joy and pleasure can be experienced. At the same time, it will also let us down. There is no doubt about it. Given this paradox, can we learn to develop a relationship that dissolves and decreases our suffering related to the body?

This week we will explore the different possibilities the Buddha outlined for seeing “the body as the body”, rather than seeing the self in the body. To experience a body at peace with itself.

To see the body in the body

June 19, 2023

Body, pain & sickness

June 20, 2023

This body changes

June 21, 2023

The body at ease

June 22, 2023

This body without « me »

June 23, 2023

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