Let’s Talk about Meditation

With Vimalasara Mason-John recorded on November 22, 2019.

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This class is an opportunity to explore our meditation practice, on and off the cushions. Meditation can be everything we do. It’s up to us whether we have a life of meditation or a life of daydreaming. Meditation will lead to freedom of your mind and daydreaming will lead to the enslavement of the mind. Transform your life one breath at a time, and discover an ungraspable simplicity, stillness and contentment.

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