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Slow Down, Open Up:
Instructions for a Liberated Life

Day of Practice: On-Demand

There may be reason to move fast, but there’s never good reason to rush

If you check in with yourself, you’ll probably find you are often moving more quickly than is necessary, and that your attention is fixating more tightly than is helpful. Where are you rushing to (other than the cemetery)?

Slow down. Open up. These four little words, these two simplest of instructions, have been the most profound, far-reaching and ongoingly helpful for Sangha Live founding teacher Martin Aylward over 30 years of practice.

In this Day of Practice, Martin unpacks the Dharma’s instructions for a liberated life. We explore ways of slowing down and opening up, together – training the mind, freeing the heart, and opening up to a life without friction.

Instructions for a Liberated Life

Join this session to learn ways to:

  • Regulate your nervous system
  • Rest in non-stimulation
  • Enliven your senses
  • Dissolve boundaries

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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