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Sometimes Bodhisattvas need a rest!

With Nina la Rosa recorded on October 22, 2017.

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The life of a bodhisattva can be tough. There is immense suffering on our planet at this moment in history. It can be joyful work, but it can also be difficult to live a life aligned with values such as serving others with compassion. How can the wisdom of the dharma help? Join Nina La Rosa to explore a practice of finding and creating rest. This kind of rest can be sustaining in challenging times. It can connect us with the deep truths that Buddhism teaches, allowing a shift in perspective that can hold everything, both the joys and the challenges, that life brings.

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