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February 18, 2018

The happiness of renunciation may no be something that is immediately obvious. After all, renunciation in the monastic sense is the rejection of worldy beliefs and belongings. We will be giving up something that has been with us practically all our life. No more of the complicated and complex trappings of modern life. But, in this talk, Ajahn teaches us that happiness actually needs to be simple.

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Sean Fargo is the Founder of Mindfulness Exercises, a former Buddhist monk of 2 years, a trainer for the mindfulness program born at Google, an Integral Coach from New Ventures West, and an international mindfulness teacher trainer. He can be reached at [email protected]