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Consuming the Chaos: Exploring Surviving Suffering in a World of Suffering

With Lama Rod Owens recorded on March 28, 2021.

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Buddhadharma is a system of profound wisdom that helps us to tell the truth about our lives. It helps us to consume the chaos of the world we are struggling through by reminding us of the spaciousness that is always inherently present in and around anything we experience as suffering. When we connect to this spaciousness and allow it to hold everything, we begin to consume the discomfort instead of it consuming us.

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