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Day of Practice

Saturday, June 18th

Wholehearted: Cultivating Freshness,
Receptivity and Love

with Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison

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

How can we experience more connection in our day-to-day lives?

Social isolation is one of the modern health pandemics. All ages and kinds of people have fear around intimacy. Many of us yearn to develop more meaningful relationships.

How can we feel our fears without becoming them? How can we find the love that is always available, moment to moment?

Meditation practice and attitude can support us to live our core values, and root them in our bodies, so that we can live more authentically and lovingly.

On this day with Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison, author, Jungian psychotherapist, Certified Chaplaincy Educator, and Guiding Teacher of NY Zen Center, we’ll experience this firsthand. Through both seated and walking Zen meditation, we’ll practice waking up to live wholeheartedly.

During this program we will have the opportunity to:

  • Receive an introduction to basic zen meditation (Zazen)
  • Contemplate our care partnerships and relationships
  • Discover a new understanding of connection and intimacy

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.

How can I prepare?

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

Our program will be hosted on Zoom. Please download Zoom in advance/ensure that you have the latest version of Zoom downloaded for optimal experience.

Your Zoom link will be emailed to you upon registration, and we’ll send you a reminder email 1-hour prior to the event.


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.


Please reach out with questions or inquiries by emailing our team at

About Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison

Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison, MFA, LMSW, DMIN, is an author, Zen teacher, Jungian psychotherapist, and Certified Chaplaincy Educator. After many years as a chaplain and psychotherapist, Koshin co-founded the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care, which offers contemplative approaches to care through education, personal caregiving, and Zen practice. Today, New York Zen Center’s methodologies are internationally recognized—and have touched the lives of tens of thousands of individuals.

Koshin is a world renowned thought leader in contemplative care. He is the author of Untangled: Walking the Eightfold Path to Clarity, Courage, and Compassion (Balance/Hachette, 2022); Wholehearted: Slow Down, Help Out, Wake Up (Wisdom Publications, 2019) and the co-editor of Awake at the Bedside: Contemplative Teachings on Palliative and End of Life Care (Wisdom Publications, 2016). His work has been featured in the New York Times, PBS, CBS Sunday Morning, Tricycle among other publications.

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