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Daily Meditation Recordings, with Ulla Koenig – Week of July 11, 2022

Ulla Koenig

Ulla Koenig

We’re fortunate that Ulla Koenig has generously offered to lead our daily meditation sessions for Europe and the UK. To find out more about Ulla, and to view her other contributions to Sangha Live, click here.

 

Recordings are posted 24 – 36 hours after the live session runs.

 

This week’s topic is Mindfulness in Daily Life.

 

Trying to practice mindfulness in the busyness of our daily lives can leave us confused or frustrated. We know the potential benefits of such a practice, but the different pace, sensory input and constant activity make it challenging to remember to practice, let alone develop a continuous sense of presence. In this week, we explore hands-on sustainable practices with fresh perspectives, free from idealistic expectations or guilt.

Setting the ground

July 11, 2022

Widening our perspective

July 12, 2022

Worth a smile

July 13, 2022

To be and to do

July 14, 2022

Everyday joy

July 15, 2022

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