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Dancing with Dukkha and Sukha: Meeting the 10,000 joys and sorrows of our daily lives

With Sarah Powers recorded on May 7, 2023.

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In this ever-changing landscape of living, the buddha dharma and psychological inquiry offer us skillful ways to pause and soften into the things that bring pain and suffering, while also reminding us to fully embrace the many contentments and connections life also beautifully and innocently offers. In our time together, Sarah will invite us to freshen our relationship to the content of our lives, drawing from the vast context of Awareness Intelligence or AI as she calls it. Learning to never turn away from whatever is happening is an inner asset dedicated practitioners develop, further allowing each nugget and nuance of life to adjust our responses and our rhythms.

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