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Wild Awake: The Wisdom of Nature

With Brian Dean Williams recorded on July 1, 2018.

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In the story of the Buddha, he awakened in the forest, taught in the forest, died in the forest. Nature played an important role in the Buddha’s awakening. Many Buddhist practice communities have been in close connection with nature. What role might it play in our practice here in the modern world?

In this session Brian discusses our relationship with the natural world, and what this might mean for our practice.

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