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Beyond Mindfulness: The Fullness of Insight Meditation

With Oren Jay Sofer recorded on June 13, 2021.

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Mindfulness is the engine of meditation practice, and it tends to get all the press. But is mindfulness sufficient to transform our hearts, minds and lives? In this session, we’ll explore some of the other qualities and cultivations that are essential to deep on the spiritual path.

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