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Daily Meditation Recordings, with Zohar Lavie – Week of December 13, 2021

Zohar Lavie

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.

 

This week’s theme is: A Bright Presence.

 

Making an effort isn’t always easy; yet, how we show up really matters. Dharma teachings can help to enliven our sense of enthusiasm and energy on the path of practice. This week we’ll dive into different ways of engaging with our life, on the meditation seat and off. From soft delight to sustained dedication, let’s wake up fully with life — in life, and for life.

 

Brightening our Presence

December 13, 2021

Intentional Enthusiasm

December 14, 2021

Steadiness and Confidence

December 15, 2021

A Wholesome Joy

December 16, 2021

Restful Energy

December 17, 2021

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