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Daily Meditation Recordings, with Zohar Lavie – Week of September 5, 2022

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 “Awakening into Experience Here and Now“.

 

“You shouldn’t chase after the past
or place expectations on the future.
What is past
is left behind.
The future
is as yet unreached.
Whatever quality is present
you clearly see right there,
right there.
Not taken in,
unshaken,
that’s how you develop the heart.” (MN 131)

 

The essence of the Buddha’s teachings lies in these words. Unshakability and freedom are at the heart of awakening, they are what we cultivate in our practice. This week we will practice turning to our experience in ways that wake us up, right here and now.

The middle way between extremes

September 5, 2022

Stillness in movement; dancing between past and future

September 6, 2022

Clarity and discernment; turning towards the mystery

September 7, 2022

Unshakeable tenderness

September 8, 2022

Awake in the world

September 9, 2022

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