7 Qualities of the Dharmic Person: #7August 23, 2021 | 12 Comments
Audio-only version is here.
Meditation practice begins at 14:05.
Dear Open Heart Project,
I’m so glad you are signed up for this video series: The Seven Qualities of the Dharmic Person. The first quality, passionlessness, was discussed here. The second, contentment, can be found here. The third, fewer activities, is here, the fourth, good conduct, is here and the fifth, awareness of the teacher is here. The sixth quality of propagating prajna (or wisdom) can be found here.
Today we explore the seventh quality, “attitude of goodness.” What could this possibly mean during this very uncertain time? Please know that it has nothing to do with “thinking positively” (not that there is anything wrong with that) or denying whatever sorrows or confusions you may experience. All of it can be included in this 7th quality of dharmic person.
This concludes our series, but have no fear! You’ll still hear from me every two weeks with thoughts on how to create a more sane world for ourselves and those we love. Not to mention, everyone else.
Below are listed some ways we can stay in touch in the meantime.
The first possibility is a free webinar, “Thriving in Uncertain Times.” See details below on how to save your spot.
The second is an opportunity especially for moms. We are publishing a new book, Mommysattva, by Jenna Hollenstein, just for you. We’d love to invite you at a circle of support based around this extraordinary new book that addresses both the joys and the difficulties of this most ardent path of love.
Thoughts? Always love to hear them!
Just when we imagined we might go back to “normal” after the chaos and disruptions of 2020, we find we still have a ways to go. Maybe even a long way. How do we reckon with this? Our normal strategies may be dubious at best. We have no more game. We don’t know what will happen or where it is all going.
At this time, we need each other more than ever. To gather together as warriors, seekers, and practitioners is of great importance. We can share our brilliance and our confusion. Both are extremely useful. Community will see us through.
I would love to discuss all of this with you. Please join me on August 24 for a free 90-minute webinar to discuss the path of the warrior during times of uncertainty. We will practice meditation for a short period and then discuss the following:
- Three ways to work with intense emotions
- The wisdom of a broken heart and why it is the warrior’s greatest asset
- The single most important support for the journey (spoiler alert: it’s not meditation)
- How to keep your meditation practice steady so that it provides a firm foundation for all of the above
Sign up here for this free webinar. If you can’t make it live, we’ll send you the recording.
ATTENTION MOMS! NEW BOOK FROM JENNA HOLLENSTEIN AND THE OPEN HEART PROJECT
A few years ago, the Open Heart Project began publishing books specifically for YOU. We realized that traditional publishers may not be speaking to you as directly as we could–because we are in direct communication! It only made sense to publish works we knew you would be interested in.
WHY THIS BOOK?
This book was written for mothers everywhere who have worked so hard to create balance in an unbalanced time for themselves and their children.
In 2020 and beyond, mothers were made to discover the depth–and preciousness and messiness and pain–of their capacity to love. In the Buddhist view, one who undertakes this journey is called a bodhisattva: those willing to have their hearts broken over and over by the poignancy and impossibility of loving so much.
In this new book, writer, meditation teacher, nutrition therapist, and mom Jenna Hollenstein shares her own experiences of motherhood, viewed through the lens of powerful Buddhist teachings. It is not a guide to motherhood. Rather it’s an exploration of how everything mothers do is an opportunity to embrace the power, love, chaos, and possibility of this life.
We’re looking for a core group of Mommysattva ambassadors to be early readers of the book (before it is published) and then post an honest review on Amazon on the publication date, September 7, 2021.
Since this book will not be available in bookstores, online reviews are of utmost importance!
If you are interested, please click here to sign up as a Mommysattva Ambassador.
- An advance PDF copy of the Mommysattva book
- 2 free months in the Mommy Sangha (a weekly OHP gathering hosted by Jenna)
- An invitation to a ‘Meet Jenna Hollenstein’ live online event on September 10th at 2:00 pm ET