We are delighted to introduce the Living Grace Global Sangha.
There are 2 membership options available – Full Member and Audio Only Member. Most of the information on this page relates to the Full Membership option so please scroll down to read more about the Audio Only Membership.
What is the Living Grace Global Sangha?
This is a dedicated ongoing community designed for those sincerely wishing to deepen their spiritual evolution through Miranda’s unfolding teachings on Grace and Ego Relaxation.
Together, in a palpable atmosphere of unconditional love, we dive in and through our direct experience through holistic inquiry, devotion and meditation. Our focus is surrendering back into the luminous presence at our core, learning to be open and undefended with what IS, and becoming more graceful human beings in daily life. Building upon ancient wisdom streams, we embrace the important themes of our lives, and also the invitations of our times to evolve and radiate the benefit to our loved ones and a world in transition.
This is an advanced Sangha with limited membership of 80 people. Full Membership option is designed for people who are ready to dive deeper with these teachings and actively participate in this community. To support a rich field together, it is necessary for everyone to have a sufficient foundation in this approach and to be psychologically grounded, capable of re-sourcing when activated.
What are the requirements for Full Membership?
To become a Full Member, we ask that you have read “The Way of Grace”.
In addition, we ask that you meet at least ONE of these further requirements in order to become a Full Member…
- Have been a member of the Living Grace Marin or Sonoma Sanghas.
- Attended a 5-day retreat with Miranda in the last 24 months (in person or virtual).
- Attended 3 private sessions with Miranda in the last 24 months
- Studied with Miranda through long-term Shift Network courses over the last 2 years (i.e. either “Way of Grace Advanced” or “Embodying Grace in Times of Challenge”).
If you do NOT meet these requirements but are a dedicated practitioner who would like to be considered, please email us for an application form.
What is the format for meetings?
The format is highly experiential and includes:
- Opening meditation, chanting & silence
- Wisdom teaching from Miranda
- Inquiry practice in dyads (mostly using repeating questions)
- Short break – movement – mantra
- Satsang (individuals welcomed to work with Miranda directly)
- Group reflections
- Closing chant and dedication.
Participation in as many sessions as possible and in at least one in-person or Home Retreat annually with Miranda is encouraged. Full details of her retreats can be found here.
When does the Sangha meet?
The Sangha will gather one Friday each month for a 3.5 hour meeting (with 10 minute break) via Zoom. Dates for the rest of 2021 are listed below.
The meeting times are –
9am – 12.30pm Pacific
11am-2.30 pm Central
12 noon – 3.30 pm Eastern
5pm – 8.30 pm BST
6pm – 9.30 pm CET
Click here to check the time in your area.
ADDITIONAL DAYLONGS (in-person when possible)
There are 3 in-person daylongs with Miranda each year which will take place in either Marin or Sebastapol, CA and which are only open to Sangha members.
The format and focus of these daylongs is distinct from the flow of our regular meetings. Miranda gives nuanced further instruction in meditation, devotion and inquiry to help you deepen in your understanding and practice.
Places for these in-person daylongs will be limited and the cost to attend is $90. Registration is required at the start of each semester. If we are unable to meet in-person due to Covid restrictions, the daylongs will be virtual. Audio recordings of these daylongs will be available for those unable to attend in person and will cost an additional $35.
See below for dates.
In-between Practice Pods and Book Groups
In virtual Sangha formats especially, it makes an enormous positive difference to actively participate in some kind of practice pod (2-8 people) or book study group with others in the Sangha. Forming relationship over time in the context of these teachings, you become mighty companions to one another.
You will be allocated a ‘Practice Pod’ with others in your time zone/area, and encouraged to connect virtually or in-person in between monthly meetings. After each monthly group session, you will receive specific deepening recommendations from Miranda to help you gain the most out of each teaching and support one another applying this to the important themes of your life.
Some in the Living Grace Sangha have found forming a book study group based on the teachings of The Way of Grace immensely rich, while other pods have focused more on longer inquiry and meditation together followed by time for sharing. Therefore, you will receive some options on how to structure your practice/study group pod in the way that supports your unique needs and supports your “in between” pod to thrive with a balance of structure and fluidity.
What do current members say about being part of the Living Grace Sangha?
- 1 monthly Sangha meeting (3.5 hours) including live interactive Satsang with Miranda
- Access to the ‘members only’ Sangha homepage
- Downloadable audio recording of each meeting
- Monthly ‘deepening recommendations’ from Miranda
- Allocation to a local ‘practice pod’ in your time zone
- Private FB group where members can find inquiry practice partners and connect with each other
- Downloadable copies of all teaching images
- Handouts for nuanced instruction on the primary practices
- Eligibility to attend 3 in-person daylongs with Miranda each year ($90 each)
- 10% discount for all virtual Home Retreats
$270 per 6 month semester or save $40 by paying $500 annually.
THE FULL MEMBERSHIP OPTION IS NOW FULLY SUBSCRIBED FOR SEMESTER STARTING 25 JUNE 2021.
Please click here to email us and ask to be added to the waitlist in case of cancellation and/or to receive advanced notice of availability for the next semester commencing January 2022.
- Downloadable audio recording of Miranda’s teaching each month (including inquiry exercise). This plan does NOT include live interaction with Miranda.
$9.99 per month or save $20.88 by paying $99 annually.
The first recording will be available on 1 July 2021. Monthly subscriptions start on 1 July 2021 or on the 1st day of the month after you join if later than 1 July). These recurring payments via PayPal which you can cancel at any time. All subscriptions will recur on 1st day of the month depending on which subscription you opt for (monthly or annual).
How does membership work?
Each year is broken up into 2 semesters of 6 months each. New members will only be admitted to the Sangha at the start of each semester – January and June.
In order to create a sacred container for this Sangha you must commit for at least one semester but we do encourage you to think of this as a long-term commitment to yourself and your new Sangha. For that reason you will notice that there are savings for annual memberships.
To join you must pay your first semester fees when registering. Your membership subscription will then automatically recur via PayPal each semester/year on 20 December and/or 20 June (depending on 6 or 12 month subscription) unless you cancel it. Full details of how to cancel are clearly laid out on the Members’ Homepage.
Should you decide to cancel during a semester, no refunds are offered.
All members must agree to the Living Grace Global Sangha Commitment before confirming their subscription.
You are expected to attend at least 1 virtual or in-person retreat with Miranda each year in order to deepen your practice.
Sangha Dates for 2021
The Sangha will meet from 9am to 12.30pm Pacific on the following dates…
Friday 25 June
Friday 16 July
Friday 13 August
Friday 10 September
Friday 8 October
Friday 5 November
No meeting in December
There are also 3 in-person daylongs with Miranda each year which will take place in either Marin or Sebastapol, CA and which are only open to Sangha members. The cost is $90 per daylong.
What if I have to miss a meeting?
We expect that for most people, there may be a few sessions missed in the course of a year, which is why everything is recorded for you. When you need to miss a session, you are asked to listen/watch the recordings and do the inquiry exercise with another Sangha member.
In a spiritual community, the way we show up impacts the field of the whole Sangha, even when it is largely virtual. Therefore, we ask that you show up with the reverence and respect for yourself, this work and everyone else by being on time, refraining from multi-tasking while listening, and doing your best to sincerely engage the teachings and practice, asking for help when you need it.
All Sangha members will be obliged sign a confidentiality waiver when they join.
If there is something big happening for you that might affect how you are in the field – like the death of a loved one, a serious medical diagnosis, some accident etc – we ask that you let us know. This way we can best support you in your process and lovingly track one another.