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Day of Practice

Saturday, April 15th

Meeting (and Melting!)
the Inner Critic

with Martin Aylward

7-10am PT / 10am-1pm ET / 3-6pm BST / 4-7pm CEST

Learn tools for cultivating more patience and kindness towards yourself, and break free from the cycle of self-judgment.

Do you struggle with negative self-talk or doubt, undermining your ability to move through the world with confidence and ease? If so, you are definitely not alone.

Our learned inner critic tells us familiar stories about ourselves which are usually untrue and always unhelpful. And yet, we often listen to this inner critic and unconsciously seeks ways to confirm its false narratives.

This 3-hour Day of Practice with Martin is designed to help you recognize and transform critical and judgmental patterns that prevent you from being your best self.

Drawing on traditional Buddhist wisdom and contemporary psychology, Martin will teach you how to overcome your inner critic and develop a more positive and empowering inner voice.

Join us to explore:

  • How your history created your inner critic
  • How the Buddha dealt with his self-judgment – and how you can do the same
  • How to develop space, confidence, and ease in the face of judgment
  • How to be kinder and more loving towards yourself

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.

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.


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

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