Day of Practice: Saturday, April 17

7-10am PDT / 10am-1pm EDT / 3-6pm BST / 4-7pm CEST

With Martin Aylward

Theme – Liberation and the Instincts: Exploring the Survival, Sexual and Social Drives

We warmly invite you to join us for this intensive Day of Practice with our founding teacher.

“Our human experience inevitably includes the survival, sexual and social drives; biological imperatives which are more primal than our psychological and emotional processes, yet are often overlooked in dharma practice.

We’ll be taking a deep dive into our instinctual inheritance and functioning… An evolutionary journey through human conditioning, and beyond!”

-Martin Aylward

In meditation, reflection, and discussion together, we’ll explore how to:

  • Recognise ‘reptilian brain’ instincts, and how they shape your beliefs and behaviour
  • Learn which one is your primary driver, and how to make sense of it from your past conditioning
  • Feel the basic energy of your instinctual drives, and how to both transcend and include them

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, walking meditation, short breaks, and an interactive Q&A with our teacher.

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 do I prepare?

You will need a computer, phone or tablet with a supported browser/app in order to join us: Chrome, Firefox, Opera, the Android browser, or the Crowdcast app for iPhones.

You will want to prepare a space to sit comfortably and quietly for the 3-hour duration. During meditation, you will be encouraged to sit up straight or lie down flat for extended periods. Please make yourself comfortable with supportive props such as cushions, pillows, chairs, or yoga mats. 

You may want to keep a glass of water or cup of tea nearby. There will be breaks for bio needs.

I can’t attend live. Will I be able to watch the recording later?

Yes, everyone who registers will receive indefinite access to the recording to watch in their own time, a few days after the live event.

Generosity

Day of Practice is offered on a sliding scale basis, with a suggested rate of $35, in order to cover Sangha Live administrative costs. There will be opportunity to provide dana/generosity during the event.

Your generosity supports the teacher and their transmission of the Dharma, as well as our meditators with fewer means.

Questions?

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions or inquiries by emailing us at info@sangha.live.

 

About Martin Aylward

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 MindfulnessTrainingInstitute.com. Martin’s new book, Awake Where You Are: The Art of Embodied Awareness, will be published in 2021 by Wisdom Publications

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