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Your Dharma or Your Life

Day of Practice: On-Demand

Are you tired of trying to be kind and wise?

The liberating qualities described by dharma often remain frustratingly out of our grasp. This is because wisdom and kindness are not properties of the self, but are rather innate, naturally emergent qualities of the clear mind, the free heart.

The dharma practice of surrender can facilitate the renunciation of the ego’s need for control, opening up a sense of inner spaciousness and stillness. By surrendering to the vast, loving, and easy embrace of awareness, we can release our grip and find peace in the present moment.

In this Day of Practice with Sangha Live founding teacher Martin Aylward, we practice surrendering to life, instead of trying to master, control or organise it; resting into love and wisdom, instead of trying to create them.

Surrender Your Dharma or Your Life

This session will take you:

  • Through the deep process of surrendering to awareness and experience
  • Beyond the polarities of active and passive, to receptive and responsive
  • Past the psychological fear of surrender and the need to feel in charge
  • Into the ease of life moving through you, instead of you trying to move through life

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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