c o m m u n i t y / s a n g h a
weekly saturday sangha practice
held online, we gather to study buddha & yoga dharma, meditate, move, breathe, rest and hang out.
7-8am pacific /
30 minutes dharma & meditation
30 minutes movement, breath, rest
optional stay for discussions & coffee/water
come as you &
your space are!
practices are designed with accessibility & curiosity in mind, for the new & seasoned practitioner alike.
be on camera or off,
adapt practice with assistance from walls or chairs,
be in your life with pets, children & all.
NEW LINK for 2023:
saturday sangha-- as well as some other classes & retreats-- are offered within the traditional & radical practice of
teaching is offered freely, and your conscious financial support is greatly appreciated.
please give generously, and without strain or regret.
saturday sangha: history, mission & library
A BRIEF HISTORY:
saturday sangha began as second saturday sangha. we started gathering in january of 2014 at a home yoga studio, hale holisitc, monthly. this went on for a few years.
when hale closed their doors, we went on tour in san diego for a few years, constantly changing locations and mingling with different communities. it was interesting and exciting and a little exhausting.
then we grounded again in a different home studio, ginseng, for a couple more years.
enter covid-19 pandemic. those conditions ushered us into our digital era, and also brought us into weekly meetings; needing each other never presented so evidently.
since, we've continued to practice primarily online, discovering together what it means to gather in digital rooms, in real shared time, with earnest hearts, in a way that orients towards some kind of liberation. we keep exploring.
we occasionally gather for POP UP! practices in-person / on-land!
it's always true, but the 2020s seem to underscore it:
conditions change ceaselessly;
the ground itself is unable to be anchored down.
saturday sangha exists to support each of us in meeting this reality
with more skill, grace and a radically freed heartmind.
may we tread the path with care.
to provide a place of refuge where folx can gather together to practice the awakening technologies
of yoga, buddhism and embodiment arts.
exploring all limbs of these paths, we investigate how these practices cultivate
stability, insight, resilience & courage.
Saturday Sangha Recording Library
to view or download
Please enjoy this small sampling of our vast history!
4.17.21_ Undoing Practices & Skeletal Ease (30 min meditation, 30 min movement)
6.6.20_4 Ennobling Truths, Vigorous Movement, Meditation, Racial Justice (1 hr 41 min)
6.13.20_Part 1: movement, rest, breath-- Clearly Seeing Karma & Compassion (2 hr)
6.20.20_Meditation, Dharma & Discussion-- Tapas (1hr, 9 min)
6.27.20_Grounded Movement + Restorative-- Accessing Ease (1 hr, 43 min)
7.4.20_Meditation + Movement-- Freedom TO & Freedom FROM (1 hr)
7.18.20_Meditation, Dharma + Discussion_4 bhrama viharas (1 hr, 22 min)
7.25.20_Supported Fish & Bound Angle, Reflections on Kindness (31 min) (only small portion of practice was recorded- oops!)
8.1.20_ Meditation + Movement-- Holding Opposites at Same Time (1 hr)
8.8.20 Part 1_Movement, Breath, Rest_Inward + Outward Awareness (2 hr)
8.8.20 Part 2_Meditaiton, Chant, Talk_Radical Kindness Inward + Outward (1 hr, 40 min)
8.15.20_Meditation + Movement_Welcoming Mindheart + Discenment (1 hr 5 mins)
8.22.20_Grounded Movement + Restorative_Truly Knowing Somatic Experience (1 hr 9 min)
8.29.20_Meditation + Movement_Know What’s Happening w Curiosity + Clarity (1 hr 8 min)
9.5.20_Meditation + Movement_Intimacy w Changing Conditions (1 hr 6 min)
these teachings are offered freely: gift economy.
follow sarah's updates:
in - person/ on - land
most recently on SAT, FEB 18 at TranscenDANCE, 2-4:15pm.
MORE DATES COMING SOON.
opening: saying hello and get oriented to the space and each other.
~ 1 hour for a movement practice, pulling from yoga, dance and somatic lineages. it will culminate in physical rest.
10 min break/
pranayama (yoga's breath practice) and still/seated meditation practice.
some time for discussion.
dharma woven throughout.
dana/ donation based. $20-30 suggested
all levels & kinds of experience welcomed!
come as you are.
see directions to studio and parking below.
for saturday sangha's
7755 North Ave, Lemon Grove, CA 91945
Free Public Parking very near the studio, ~ two blocks away!
7859 Lester Ave, Lemon Grove, CA 91945