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Day of Practice

Saturday, July 6th

Satsang: Coming Together
for Deep Inquiry

with Martin Aylward

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

What are you most curious about?

What are your deepest and most compelling questions, whether about your own patterns, or about the nature of consciousness and of reality?

Meditation trains us to be present, embodied, sensitive to what is arising and skilful with how we attend to it.

Inquiry is the process by which we use those qualities to go deeply into some aspect of experience, whether exploring your own experience, or the nature of experience itself.

This Day of Practice with our founding and guiding teacher Martin Aylward will be in the format of Satsang, the traditional Indian form of inquiring into experience in dialogue with a teacher.

Join Martin and the rest of our global sangha, bring whatever is in your heart and on your mind, and let’s explore together.

What is Satsang?

Satsang is a sanskrit word meaning “getting together to explore the truth” and is different from Q&A as it entails an in-depth dialogue, going back and forth between teacher and student, uncovering and inquiring into experience in real time.

In this live satsang, periods of guided meditation will alternate with inquiring with Martin. This is a powerful process both to engage in, and to witness, as we find our own inquiries mirrored in those of the people exploring.

Martin offered a SATSANG day of practice earlier this year. People appreciated it very much and asked for more, so he will offer one of these every few months.

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.

Cost

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.

Questions?

Please email us at info@sangha.live.

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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