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Responding to a World in Crisis with a Strong Heart

With Oren Jay Sofer recorded on March 24, 2024.

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How do we keep the heart open and strong amidst so much pain and suffering in our world? What does our contemplative practice have to offer in times of upheaval and change? Join author and Dharma teacher Oren Jay Sofer for this session focused on building inner resources to heal our hearts and respond effectively to the challenges of our times.

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