Andrew James Taggart is a practical philosopher and meditation teacher. After finishing his Ph.D he completed training with the American Philosophical Practitioners Association (APPA) in philosophical counseling. Over the past ten years, he has helped countless individuals inquire into the most fundamental questions of life. His ideas have been featured in Quartz, The Guardian, Big Think, TEDx, and The Washington post. He partakes in a vigorous meditation practice of four hours each day, including a one-day meditation retreat each week, and a monthly 5-7 daylong meditation intensive. Using an approach of analytical rigor and compassionate openness he teaches meditation to individuals who have an earnest desire for awakening. In this episode, we speak about the pros and cons of different spiritual paths, why philosophy is important, how to choose which philosophers to read, the process of philosophizing together, the fundamental question of existence, and the end of suffering.
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