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A Relational Dhamma

With Gregory Kramer recorded on October 17, 2021.

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If humans are intrinsically relational creatures, how do we integrate this understanding with the Buddha’s teachings on suffering and its cessation? Relational suffering and craving? Dependent origination?

In this session, we explore the power and necessity of a relational understanding of the Buddha’s teachings. We discuss and practice relational aspects of the path, including the relational Vipassana practice of Insight Dialogue, and living a Dhamma-infused life of relatedness, through friendship and community.

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