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Wholehearted: Cultivating Freshness, Receptivity and Love

Day of Practice: On-Demand

How can we experience more connection in our day-to-day lives?

Social isolation is one of the modern health pandemics. All ages and kinds of people have fear around intimacy. Many of us yearn to develop more meaningful relationships.

How can we feel our fears without becoming them? How can we find the love that is always available, moment to moment?

Meditation practice and attitude can support us to live our core values, and root them in our bodies, so that we can live more authentically and lovingly.

In this Day of Practice with Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison – author, Jungian psychotherapist, Certified Chaplaincy Educator, and Guiding Teacher of NY Zen Center – we experience this firsthand.

Through both seated and walking Zen meditation, we practice waking up to live wholeheartedly.

Wholehearted: Cultivating Freshness, Receptivity and Love - Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison

Join this session for the opportunity to:

  • Receive an introduction to basic zen meditation (Zazen)
  • Contemplate our care partnerships and relationships
  • Discover a new understanding of connection and intimacy
  • Live more authentically and wholeheartedly

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 Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison

Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison

Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison, MFA, LMSW, DMIN, is an author, Zen teacher, Jungian psychotherapist, and Certified Chaplaincy Educator. After many years as a chaplain and psychotherapist, Koshin co-founded the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care, which offers contemplative approaches to care through education, personal caregiving, and Zen practice. Today, New York Zen Center’s methodologies are internationally recognized—and have touched the lives of tens of thousands of individuals.

Koshin is a world renowned thought leader in contemplative care. He is the author of Untangled: Walking the Eightfold Path to Clarity, Courage, and Compassion (2022); Wholehearted: Slow Down, Help Out, Wake Up (2019) and the co-editor of Awake at the Bedside: Contemplative Teachings on Palliative and End of Life Care (2016). His work has been featured in the New York Times, PBS, CBS Sunday Morning, Tricycle among other publications. Click here to learn more about Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison.

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