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Day of Practice

Saturday, June 3rd

Realising the Triple Gem:
the Depth and Beauty of Refuge

with Martin Aylward

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

Where can you lay down the burdens of your heart? What does it mean to take refuge?

While often marginalised in contemporary dharma teachings, the triple refuge – Buddha, Dharma, Sangha – forms the foundation of all the main Buddhist traditions.

This Day of Practice with Sangha Live founding teacher Martin Aylward will be an exploration of refuge through its language, symbols and rituals.

Join Martin and a worldwide sangha of like-minded practitioners for this session, where we will meditate, chant, reflect and explore together.

Join us to explore:

  • How refuge opens up trust, confidence and peace
  • How the daily ritual of refuge deepens over time
  • The importance of symbolism, ritual and devotion as potent practice elements

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

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