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Beyond Concepts

By John Astin

In Beyond Concepts, a new practice series in the app, meditation teacher John Astin invites us, in short “experiential inquiries,” to investigate the underlying quality of each moment, so we can discover a “radically different and ultimately liberating” perspective that isn’t reliant on labels or descriptions. 

John Astin is a meditation teacher, musician, and the author of four books on spiritual practice, including Searching For Rain in a Monsoon. He has a Ph.D. in health psychology and is an adjunct professor of clinical and counseling psychology at Santa Clara and Notre Dame de Namur Universities.

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