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Getting Free: The Infinite Middle of the MiddleWay

With Nathan Glyde recorded on September 26, 2021.

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Dharma teachings are sublime, subtle, and onward leading: they are always going deeper and wider than we may first presume. Yet, they also meet us where we are, in the midst of our life.

In this session we’ll explore two expressions of the middle-way we can cultivate and develop in our practice and in our lives: tatramajjhattatā, to be there in the middle-ness of existence, equally touched by all things; and upekkhā, a steady impartial view of the world that fades distress.

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