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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.

Noe Tanigawa covers art, culture and ideas for Hawaiʻi Public Radio.
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