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Day of Practice

Saturday, February 19th

Just Like This: Meeting and Responding to Life As It Is

with Martin Aylward

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

If you want to enjoy peace, practice embracing your circumstances.

Do you get stuck on being right? Or overwhelmed by making decisions? Do you get lost in concerns about how things could or should be, at the expense of meeting them as they are?

In a world of endless choices, preferences and opinions, we find no rest or freedom. Yet you can learn to see beyond your own views, certainties and judgements, and to meet life on its terms instead of yours.

On this day of practice, we will explore Buddha’s liberating teaching of Thathata, or suchness.

Through meditation practice, Martin will help you to cultivate:

  • Greater capacity to allow and skilfully respond to unpleasant experience
  • Unshakeable confidence to meet whatever arises
  • Spacious mind, welcoming heart

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 can I prepare?

We recommend preparing a space to sit comfortably and quietly for the three-hour duration.

How to join instructions will be emailed to you upon registration.

We’ll send you a reminder email 1-hour prior to the event.

Cost

Day of Practice is offered on a sliding scale basis, with a suggested rate of $35. There will also be an opportunity to provide dana (generosity) during the event. No one turned away for lack of funds.

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

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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 MindfulnessTrainingInstitute.com. Martin’s book Awake Where You Are: The Art of Embodied Awareness (2021) is now available via Wisdom Publications.

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