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Exploring Practice: What it is, and Why we do it

With Daigan Gaither recorded on September 17, 2023.

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What does it mean to practice? The term carries many interpretations and meanings. In this session, we won’t offer what practice should or shouldn’t mean for you; instead, we’ll embark on a journey of exploration. We’ll discover how each of us can find our practice in every moment.

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