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In This Moment You Are Enough with Ofosu Jones-Quartey

April 1, 2024

According to Ofosu Jones-Quartey, everyone is deserving of their own love and compassion, because in this moment, you are enough. Inner work is the way we begin to change the world for the better. In this episode, Ofosu Jones-Quartey, Born I, explores the intersection of hip hop, mindfulness, compassion, and human vulnerability.  You’ll explore: The […]

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According to Ofosu Jones-Quartey, everyone is deserving of their own love and compassion, because in this moment, you are enough. Inner work is the way we begin to change the world for the better. In this episode, Ofosu Jones-Quartey, Born I, explores the intersection of hip hop, mindfulness, compassion, and human vulnerability. 

You’ll explore:

  • The power behind the mantra and koan “You are enough”
  • Healing the pain that you didn’t take care of
  • Self-compassion as a pathway to belonging
  • Songs by Born I including: In This Moment, Om Madne Padne Om, Avalo and more!

Give yourself the gift of slowing down to listen to his deep teachings and music!

About Ofosu Jones-Quartey

Ofosu Jones-Quartey (Born I), a meditation teacher, author, and musician hailing from the Washington DC area, brings over 17 years of experience in sharing mindfulness, meditation and self-compassion practices with the world. Holding a bachelor’s degree from American University and certified by the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program, Ofosu is a graduate of the Teleos Coaching Institute and is the male voice on the Balance meditation app, reaching over 10 million subscribers. 

Ofosu leads meditation classes and retreats nationwide, having taught and led retreats at the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, The Insight Meditation Society, Spirit Rock, Brooklyn Zen Center, Cleveland Insight, Inward Bound Mindfulness and more. Ofosu has also worked with various organizations and schools, including co-writing a mindfulness-based suicide prevention curriculum for teenagers.   

As an accomplished hip hop artist under the name “Born I,” Ofosu released the mindfulness-themed album “In This Moment” in 2021, earning a nomination for Best Rap Album at the Wammie Awards. His unique fusion of hip hop and meditation has garnered attention, with performances at prestigious venues like the Kennedy Center. In 2023, Born I embarked on a music and meditation tour with the monks and nuns of Plum Village Monastery, coinciding with the release of his most recent album “AMIDA”, a spiritual, Lo-Fi Hip-Hop album exploring life, death and his Buddhist faith. His live events are considered a hip-hop and meditation experience and he is a member of the DC Chapter of the Recording Academy. 

Beyond music, Ofosu is an author, releasing his self-published children’s book “You Are Enough” in 2020 and “Love Your Amazing Self” via Storey Publishing in 2022. His holistic approach extends to workshops, integrating music and mindfulness for young audiences. With an upcoming double album based on “Love Your Amazing Self” and a Grammy Museum performance, Ofosu’s diverse creative outlets emphasize self-compassion and mindfulness.

Residing in Rockville, Maryland, with his wife and four children, Ofosu continues to use creativity to guide individuals towards presence, stress reduction, and cultivating love and compassion for themselves and the world. 

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