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Day of Practice

Saturday, October 21st

Doorways to Infinity:
Head, Heart and Belly

with Martin Aylward

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

Open into the experience of infinite space with Martin Aylward

Understanding and opening up the three major bodily centres has profound benefits in terms of insight and clarity (head centre); emotional regulation and capacity for love (heart centre); and accessing fuller and deeper embodied presence (belly centre).

This Day of Practice with Sangha Live founding and guiding teacher Martin Aylward will guide you through the three energy centres.

We’ll explore together how our habitual defences and distractions keep them mostly shut down, and we’ll practice ways of accessing their depths and dimensionality.

Each centre is an open zone, a place where energy either gets stuck or flows freely. Sensing meditatively into each centre can open into the experience of infinite space, coloured by the various qualities of the different centres:

  • The Belly centre: Presence, beingness, connectedness, depth
  • The Heart centre: Love, allowing, openness, peace
  • The Head centre: Wisdom, clarity, luminosity, knowingness

The day will include:

  • 3 guided meditations, one for each of the centres, that you can practice with in the class and ongoingly afterwards
  • Explorations of how particular qualities belong to particular energy centres
  • Direct ways of accessing, understanding, and integrating these qualities, and how they transform us energetically, emotionally and psychologically
  • The opportunity for live Q&A about your practice with Martin

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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