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joshua bee alafia

joshua bee alafia's meditation practice began in 1989 when his mother gave him a mantra to work with. This sparked a rich journey through many different meditation styles from the Hindu, Hawaiian Shamanic, Ifa, Sufi, Dzogchen, Taoist, and Vipassana traditions. Wanting to bring Vipassana practice to the youth, he began teaching mindfulness practice to incarcerated, court involved and system vulnerable youth through New York’s Lineage Project in 2010. He's a graduate of Community Dharma Leaders, has taught at NY Insight, The Brooklyn Zen Center, MNDLF, Dhamma Dina, East Bay Meditation Center and the Garrison Institute. He's passionate about bringing the Dharma to communities that traditionally haven't had much exposure to meditation, and enjoys supporting people's empowerment through meditation practice. He founded Liberation Center Worldwide in 2020, a nonprofit dedicated to building meditation wellness centers internationally. Currently he teaches at South Side Insight, South Side Liberation Center and Immortal Arts Chicago.

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