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Day of Practice

Saturday, October 16th

Everything to Lose, Nothing to Fear: Letting Go with Grace

with Martin Aylward

7-10am PDT / 10am-1pm EDT / 3-6pm BST / 4-7pm CEST

Buddha described dharma practice as cultivating ‘anupadana’, non-clinging, the capacity to hold all experience lightly, loosely and lovingly.

Every moment, every experience, every relationship, every situation can benefit from us being more flexible and fluid, more curious, more relaxed.

As Ajahn Chah famously said: Let go a little and you’ll have a little peace. Let go a lot and you’ll have a lot of peace. Let go completely, and you’ll know complete peace, and freedom, here and now.

Amidst our personal and eco-socio-cultural challenges, we’ll spend this day loosening our grip on life, and cultivating an open-hearted attitude.

During this Day of Practice, we’ll explore:

  • The concept of non-clinging
  • Letting go of deeply-rooted attachments
  • Opening to a felt sense of spaciousness and wellbeing

What is Day of Practice?

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

Days of Practice includes longer periods of meditation, interspersed with wise teachings, an interactive Q&A with our teacher, and more.

Replay access is available to all registrants, in case you are unable to join us live or would like to re-watch.

How is Day of Practice different from Sangha Live’s Daily/Sunday classes?

Our shorter Daily Meditation (60 mins) and Sunday Sangha (90 mins) programs emphasize dharma teachings, while our longer Days of Practice (3 hours) emphasize development of meditation practice.

Daily practice is crucial for watering seeds of mindfulness, but extended periods of deep attention such as these, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, can be uniquely fruitful.

How do I prepare?

If you’ll be using an iPad or iPhone to join us, you’ll need to download the free Crowdcast app in advance. (On any other device, we recommend using Chrome, Firefox, or Edge browsers for best functionality.)

You will want to prepare a space to sit comfortably and quietly for the three-hour duration.

Keep an eye out for our “HOW TO JOIN” email, which includes your personal access link, sent the day prior to the event.

Cost/Generosity

Day of Practice is offered on a sliding scale basis, with a suggested rate of $35. There will also be opportunity to provide dana (generosity) during the event.

Your generosity supports the teacher and their transmission of the Dharma, as well as the accessibility of Sangha Live programming.

Questions?

Please reach out with questions or inquiries by emailing our team at info@sangha.live.

About Martin Aylward

photo of Martin Aylward smiling

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 MindfulnessTrainingInstitute.com. Martin’s new book, Awake Where You Are: The Art of Embodied Awareness, will be published in 2021 by Wisdom Publications

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