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Daily Meditation as the Key to Spiritual Contentment With Artist Mayumi Oda

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Artist Mayumi Oda

There’s a Zen saying: "Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water." No big promises there, but for just a glimpse at what people get out of meditation, we talked with someone who has meditated daily for decades.

Artist Mayumi Oda has an international reputation for exuberant, nature-filled paintings and prints. She lives now in Kealakekua on Hawaiʻi Island, a place she chose for its starry night sky. She offers daily meditation as the key to spiritual contentment.

This interview aired on The Aloha Friday Conversation on Sept. 24, 2021.

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