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Natural Wisdom

With Brian Dean Williams recorded on July 5, 2020.

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In the modern world, it’s easy to forget our intimate connection with all of life. But with recent global events and movements, we’ve been both confronted and inspired by the deep impact our actions have on one another. From a Buddhist perspective, being aware is our true nature. What role might the natural world play in our collective awakening? We will explore this together in discussion and in practice today.

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