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Day of Practice

Saturday, January 7th

Generosity: The Buddha’s
First Teaching on Getting Free

with Leslie Booker

7-10am PT / 10am-1pm ET / 3-6pm GMT / 4-7pm CET

How can giving more generously support our collective awakening?

As we enter into a New Year, after a tumultuous few, we might be wondering, “How do I want to show up in the world?” and “How does my meditation practice support me in this?”

In this Day of Practice we’ll be exploring Dana (Generosity) – the first of the 10 paramis; these qualities or states of heart and mind that lead the way to liberation.

Many of us might limit our view of Generosity to those things we offer others: some loose change, an old sweater we no longer have use for. But Generosity is an open hand that stands up to capitalism, greed and other forms of separation, all leading us to a mindset that we belong to nothing and no one. Centering Generosity in both giving and receiving can help us awaken to our belonging to the collective.

Join us to explore this foundational attainment through Dharma talk, sacred pause, formal and moving meditation practices, journaling, relational practices, and Q&A with Booker.

Join this inspiring program with Booker to learn:

  • How the Bodhissatva lived and engaged with the world on the path to becoming the Buddha
  • How to recognize when your heart is opening up or closing down using Mindfulness of Body
  • How your acts of giving and receiving generously are movements towards a shared world

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 will be available to all registrants within 48 hours of the live session.

What makes Day of Practice unique?

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.


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 Leslie Booker

Leslie Booker

Booker brings her heart and wisdom to the intersection of Dharma, Embodied Wisdom, and Liberation. Using this framework,  she supports folks in creating a culture of belonging through her teaching and writing on changing the paradigm of self and community care. She shares her offering widely as a university lecturer, public speaker, and Buddhist philosophy and meditation teacher. 

After training as a yoga teacher in 2007, Booker was drawn to Spirit Rock Meditation Center’s Mindful Yoga and Meditation training (2012). She continued to train there formally as a Dharma teacher in their Community Dharma Leaders (2017) and Retreat Teacher training programs (2020). Outside of her formal training, she shared the practices of yoga and mindfulness with New York City’s most vulnerable populations for over a decade. Here is where she learned how to take her practice off the cushion and into everyday life. 

Booker is a co-author of Best Practices for Yoga in a Criminal Justice Setting, a contributor to Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality’s report: Gender & Trauma—Somatic Interventions for Girls in Juvenile Justice, and contributed to Sharon Salzberg’s book ‘Happiness at Work’ and Dr. Rima Vesely – Flad’s book ‘Black Buddhist and the Black Radical Tradition’.  She is a co-founder of the Yoga Service Council at Omega Institute and the Meditation Working Group of Occupy Wall Street. In 2020 she was invited to be a Sojourner Truth Leadership Fellow through Auburn Seminary, graduated from Spirit Rock’s 4 year Retreat Teacher Training, and was voted by her peers as one of the 12 Powerful Women in the Mindfulness Movement.

Booker’s website is at

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