Thank you for your interest in the Living Grace Global Sangha.
The Sangha is currently fully subscribed. If you wish to be considered for Full Membership when places become available then it is essential that you subscribe as to the Living Grace Audio Program by clicking here. This will allow you to work through the new teachings which Miranda offers to our Sangha each month.
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 membership limited to 100 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?
The Full Membership option is currently fully subscribed. However, to be considered for Full Membership when places become available, you must be participating in the Living Grace Audio Program and have read The Way of Grace. In addition you must meet at least ONE of these further requirements …
- 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”).
What's included in membership?
- 1 monthly Sangha meeting (3.5 hours) including live interactive Satsang with Miranda
- Access to the resources on the Sangha homepage
- Downloadable audio recording of each meeting
- Video recording of each meeting
- Allocation to Practice Pod and Sangha Mentor
- Private Facebook group
- Downloadable copies of all slides
- Deepening Recommendations from Miranda each month
- Optional In-Between Drop-In and Sangha Circle Meetings
- Eligibility to attend 2 Sangha 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 SANGHA IS CURRENTLY FULLY SUBSCRIBED.
Only participants of the Living Grace Audio Program will be considered for Full Membership when places become available so it is essential that you subscribe here if you wish to be added to the waitlist.
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.
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 2 daylongs with Miranda each year which take place via Zoom 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.
In virtual Sangha formats especially, it makes an enormous positive difference to actively participate in some kind of practice pod 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 2 or 3 other members and encouraged to connect virtually or in-person (if possible) 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.
You will receive some options on how to structure your Practice Pod in a way that supports your unique needs and supports your Pod to thrive with a balance of structure and fluidity.
What do current members say about being part of the Living Grace Sangha?
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 is a saving for annual membership.
To join you must pay your first semester fees when registering. Your membership subscription will then automatically recur via PayPal each semester/year on 19 December and/or 19 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.
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 your Practice Pod.
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.
Commitment to Inclusivity
Since her ordination into Interfaith Ministry in 1992, Miranda has been explicitly committed to inclusivity and non-discrimination on the basis of race, gender, sexual identity, cultural and religious background, economic status or other such distinction. However, in these times of overdue collective reckoning on the shadow of systemic racism, we are aware that most spiritual and transformational communities still tend to be attended predominantly by white people.
Miranda and the Living Grace Sangha are dedicated to evolving beyond this paradigm. We are committed to facing and transforming any unconscious white privilege that may exist within us and in the field of our togetherness, so that anyone who sincerely wishes to participate in the spiritual opportunities offered here may feel comfortable, welcomed and respected. Further, Miranda welcomes any feedback that would serve us evolving towards greater diversity.