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Staying In, Going Inwards: Inner Resources for Indoor Life

With Martin Aylward recorded on April 5, 2020.

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Martin, the founding and guiding teacher of Sangha Live, leads our regular Sunday session, looking at skilful ways to meet this time of confinement and ‘forced retreat’. He offers various reflections on caring for ourselves and others, and makes plenty of time to share and explore together as a Sangha, as we lean into this time; acknowledging its challenges and looking for its blessings.

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