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Day of Practice

Saturday, December 16th

How Your Mind
Shapes Your World

with Martin Aylward

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

A magical meditation tour through belief, projection and reality with Martin Aylward

Your mind can be a playground, or a prison.

As Buddha reminds us in the first lines of the Dhammapada, our mind-state directly determines our experience of the world, and this Day of Practice will be all about meeting our minds, understanding how they shape our beliefs and behaviours, and looking at how to cultivate ‘a beautiful mind’.

Looking beyond the spiritual clichés about creating your own reality, this day together led by Sangha Live founding teacher Martin Aylward will be something of a magical mystery tour through reality.

We’ll pass by Buddhist ideas of Chittamatra (Mind-only), and the projections of Scientific materialism, looking at both extremes (that things exist, and that things don’t exist!)

We’ll explore what Martin calls the ‘Chittasphere’ as the location of all experience. We’ll dissolve inner and outer; we’ll see if we can bend reality a little; and we’ll learn about mind, world and reality along the way.

Join this session to learn practices of:

  • Recognising and resting in the ‘Chittasphere’
  • Dissolving attention into experience
  • Seeing through limited beliefs about mind and 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.

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

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 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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