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Day of Practice

Saturday, April 20th

Pleasure and Joy:
Practices for Cultivating
Happiness and Ease

with Martin Aylward

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

Learn the vital art of cultivating happiness, pleasure and ease - in meditation and in life.

We sometimes think of meditation only in terms of working with difficulties – undoing our patterns, having insights into our fears, or transforming our views and behaviours.

But Dharma practice needs also to connect us with joy, happiness, ease and openness… Lightheartedness… Fun!

Finding and cultivating happiness is an essential component of staying committed to and inspired by the beautiful possibilities of our practice and our lives.

This Day of Practice with Martin Aylward will be an exploration of, and a journey into these beautiful and uplifting qualities.

Join this *Live* 3-hour session, where together we will explore:

  • Turning the heart to gratitude and appreciation
  • Finding pleasure in meditation
  • The super-power of humour, and not taking oneself too seriously

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. Click here to learn more about Martin Aylward.

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