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The Spectrum of Awareness Practices

With Diana Winston recorded on February 2, 2020.

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This session will explore different ways in which attention works and associated meditation practices: from focused awareness, to flexible awareness, to natural awareness. We’ll do a number of fun experiential practices in hopes of understanding a variety of ways to meditate and how we can refine our own practice. Diana draws from her latest book, The Little Book of Being.

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