How awareness frees: Vitaka Vicara Viveka

With Martin Aylward recorded on January 21, 2018.

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Worldwide Insight Founding teacher Martin Aylward returns to lead his first class of the year. Martin looks at how different elements of attention can meet, explore and hold experience, allowing for insight, spaciousness and increasing freeness in the midst of experience.

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