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Sr Diệu Nghiêm, Sr Từ Nghiêm, Br Pháp Hữu, Br Pháp Bản

1. How do I reconnect and communicate again with my family members after many years of separation and deep sorrow? (5:45)
2. How do I know when to listen to my inner teacher because sometimes it seems very clear and other times it seems so confused.(23:15)
3. How can we remain practice equanimity with those who don’t necessarily share the same ethical guidelines, eg. The 5 Mindfulness Trainings, or those who do not follow the same practices?(45:45)
4. What do I need to start a sangha and how to keep it joyful?(57:20)
5. Technology has created a cap that can stimulate our brain into a meditative state, and the military has used this to improve their skills in combat. Is this the right way to go? What do you think of this?(1:24:45)

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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