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Day of Practice

Saturday, September 3rd

Safely Held: Meeting Our Emotions
with Mindfulness

with Ulla Koenig

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

When held with care and wisdom, emotions can be some of our most important messengers.

Emotions are the ever-shifting dynamics of our inner life. At times they are subtle; at other times charged with energy. Their pressure, or call to action, can often overwhelm and upset us.

Mindfulness can help us to respectfully embrace our feelings without adding to a sense of fear, frustration, or narratives of the mind. If we can learn not to reject or identify with them, observing our feelings can offer us liberating insights about our personal needs and boundaries.

This Day of Practice with beloved teacher Ulla, including meditation, a drawing activity and Qigong/mindful movement, will strengthen our capacity to meet our emotions with grace, both on and off the cushion.

Through this program you will learn how to:

  • Mindfully explore the physical sensations associated with emotions
  • Determine appropriate distance from & curiosity towards your emotions
  • Nourish your heart-mind and emotional balance

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.

Cost

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.

Questions?

Please reach out with questions or inquiries by emailing our team at info@sangha.live.

About Ulla Koenig

Ulla Konig

Ulla Koenig is a mindfulness and meditation teacher (vipassana). She teaches insight meditation retreats in various centres in Germany as well as in social institutions and prisons. She works with social activists, refugees, people with special needs, cancer patients and others. Being authorized as Dharma Teacher by Christopher Titmuss, she explores the depths of the original Buddhist texts to give support for our day to day life. A mother of two and former project manager, she lives in Southern Germany.

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