Daily Meditation Recordings, with Kaira Jewel Lingo – Week of May 18

Kaira Jewel Lingo

We’re fortunate that Kaira Jewel Lingo has generously offered to lead our daily meditation sessions for Europe and the UK this week. Links mentioned during these sessions can be found at the bottom of this page. To find out more about Kaira Jewel, and view her other recordings on the platform, click here.

Practicing with pain and illness

May 18, 2020

Incorporating pleasure and joy into our practice

May 19, 2020

Practicing with the fear of death (part 1)

May 20, 2020

Practicing with the fear of death (part 2)

May 21, 2020

Bonus : Edited together from parts 1 and 2

May 21, 2020

Practicing with perfectionism

May 22, 2020

Links and resources from this week’s sessions

Tuesday May 19th

Rick Hanson’s HEAL acronym:

Have a positive experience. Bring something to mind and really experience it.
Enrich it—stay with it for 10-20 seconds, feel it in the body, what does it feel like, let it become more intense
Absorb it—help it to anchor in your body, allow it to sink into every cell of your body, take root in you, let it really land in you
Link it to a negative experience (optional)—while having a positive experience in foreground allow negative experience in background to arise and be held/healed by the positive experience.

More information can be found here.

Wednesday May 20th and Thursday May 21st

The Nine-Point Meditation on Death

“A Delicate Activism” – by Allan Kaplan and Sue Davidoff

Friday May 22nd

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

“Buddhism Without Beliefs” by Stephen Batchelor

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