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Day of Practice

Saturday, January 6th

Caring for Your Heart:
Being Skilful with Fear,
Anger and Sadness

with Martin Aylward

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

Learn how to be with anger instead of being angry, and how to tend to fear instead of being fearful.

Our emotional lives can be desperately painful.

Without the understanding of how to welcome and digest difficult emotions, we stay caught in a loop of suffering, endlessly going over what happened and why, who is to blame and what we think we could or should have done differently.

This is like trying to put out a fire – by adding wood.

Instead, join Martin Aylward for a Day of Practice where we will focus on meeting, digesting and transforming difficult heart material.

With Martin as our guide, we will learn how to unhook from blame and drama; how to sit in an emotion without identifying with it; how to metabolise old hurts and undigested emotions; and how to be gentle with the process.

We’ll take the time together to explore practices and tools to help you:

  • Be less afraid of and caught up in your own feelings
  • Walk a path between acting out and repressing emotions
  • Cultivate the gentleness and inner space that soothes the 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 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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