The Process & The Path

The Process & The Path

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My name is Duane Toops. I’m not an expert, I’m not an authority. I’m just a guy in love with learning out loud. When I decided to start practicing meditation and I started delving into Buddhism and Zen, I started making content as a way document the ‘Process’ of practicing this ‘path’ (clever, right? lol). We’re going to be talking about philosophy, Zen, Buddhism, meditation, religion, and ideas. If you’re here then you’re riding shotgun and this is now a shared journey. So thanks for being here. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/duanetoops/support


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