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Daily Meditation Recordings, with Zohar Lavie – Week of May 1, 2023

Zohar Lavie

Zohar Lavie

We’re fortunate that Zohar Lavie has generously offered to lead our daily meditation sessions this week. To find out more about Zohar, 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 “A Path of Wisdom and Compassion

 

Practicing Insight Meditation supports an understanding of how wellbeing is nourished, and how ill-being is conditioned. Attending to our own heart and mind with compassion and wisdom opens possibilities of freedom. Over this week of practice, we’ll develop wisdom and compassion, exploring creative responses to habits that appear to obscure these beautiful qualities.

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    From Freeze to Flow: Transforming Your Fear in the Midst of Pandemic

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    Practicing for the love of it.

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