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Daily Meditation Recordings, with Zohar Lavie – Week of April 19, 2021

Zohar Lavie

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

 

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

Reflecting on generosity as a way of nourishing joy

April 19, 2021

Gratitude and appreciation - cultivating intimacy with experience

April 20, 2021

Enjoyment and savouring

April 21, 2021

Blameless happiness - living in alignment with Sila

April 22, 2021

Ease and wellbeing here and now

April 23, 2021

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