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Liberation and the Instincts: Exploring the Survival, Sexual and Social Drives

Day of Practice: On-Demand

Take an evolutionary journey through human conditioning, and beyond!

Our human experience inevitably includes the survival, sexual and social drives; biological imperatives which are more primal than our psychological and emotional processes, yet are often overlooked in dharma practice.

In this Day of Practice, we take a deep dive into our instinctual inheritance and functioning… An evolutionary journey through human conditioning, and beyond!

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Join this session to:

  • Recognise ‘reptilian brain’ instincts, and how they shape your beliefs and behaviour
  • Learn which one is your primary driver, and how to make sense of it from your past conditioning
  • Feel the basic energy of your instinctual drives, and how to both transcend and include them

What is Day of Practice?

Sangha Live’s 3-hour Day of Practice allows for you to drop in deeper, develop your meditation skills, and reset your intentions through sustained sitting.

Now offered ON-DEMAND, you can join this session independently, on your own schedule, and at your ideal pace. Watch and re-watch the videos as you please.

Days of Practice include longer periods of meditation interspersed with wise teachings, a recorded Q&A from the live class, and more.

What’s Included

With the independent student in mind, previously recorded live sessions are broken down into meaningful modules. Each Day of Practice has been trimmed and consolidated into 4 to 6 videos, and every video – whether a lesson, meditation, exercise, or Q&A – includes a description, so you have total flexibility when planning your self-paced day of practice.


Day of Practice is offered on a sliding scale basis, with a suggested rate of $35. We wholeheartedly welcome all to practice with us; no one turned away for lack of funds.


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About Martin Aylward

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Martin Aylward is the founding teacher of Sangha Live. After spending his early adult years in Asian monasteries and with Himalayan hermits, Martin settled in Southern France with his wife Gail and their 2 children, co-founding the Moulin de Chaves retreat centre where he lives and teaches.

Martin teaches meditation, guides students and leads retreats internationally, emphasising the integration of the deepest wisdom teachings into the midst of the lives we live. He is also a director of the Mindfulness Training Institute. Martin’s book Awake Where You Are: The Art of Embodied Awareness (2021) is now available via Wisdom Publications. Click here to learn more about Martin Aylward.

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