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The Six Paramitas: Exertion

December 6, 2021   |   15 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 17:26. Dear Open Heart Project, Thank you so much for signing up for this six video series on the six paramitas or transcendent actions. These actions may sound ordinary—we all know that generosity, discipline, patience, exertion, concentration, and wisdom are worthy pursuits. We may have ideas about what each quality means, which... READ MORE

The Six Paramitas: Patience

November 22, 2021   |   9 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 21:26. Dear Open Heart Project, I’m happy to send you this, the third video in our series on the six paramitas or transcendent actions. As you may recall, these are the actions we can take to create the world we want to live in, one where sanity, decency, kindness, and love reign... READ MORE

The Six Paramitas: Discipline

November 8, 2021   |   15 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 24:44. Dear Open Heart Project, Thank you for signing up for this six video series on the six paramitas or transcendent actions. The first paramita, generosity, was covered here. Please enjoy this talk on the second paramita, discipline. And look for the next video in the series (on patience) next week. Thoughts,... READ MORE

The Six Paramitas: Generosity

October 25, 2021   |   16 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 22:12. Dear Open Heart Project, Hello, excellent person. I’m so glad to welcome you to the first video in our new six-video series, The Six Paramitas (or transcendent actions). I’ve been studying and appreciating the Six Paramitas for many years. As is so for many wisdom teachings, with every moment of understanding... READ MORE

The Three Stages of the Spiritual Journey: Stage Three

October 11, 2021   |   8 Comments

 

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 18:19. Dear Open Heart Project, Hello and welcome to video #3 in our latest series, the three steps of the spiritual journey. Today we discuss the third step. (If you missed the first two or would like a refresher, the first video is here and the second video is here. While the first... READ MORE

The Three Stages of the Spiritual Journey: Stage Two

September 20, 2021   |   6 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 28:48. Dear Open Heart Project, Hello and welcome to video #2 in our latest series, the three steps of the spiritual journey. Today we discuss the second step. (If you missed it or would like a refresher, the first video is here.) And stay tuned for video #3 in two weeks. While... READ MORE

Mommysattva: Contemplations for Mothers Who Meditate (or Wish They Could)

September 7, 2021   |   1 Comment

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. The first book we published was my own, The Four Noble... READ MORE

The Three Stages of the Spiritual Journey: Stage One

September 6, 2021   |   20 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 23:15. Dear Open Heart Project, Hello, I hope you are well and feeling strong during this time of uncertainty and possibility. Why do those things always have to go together?! RHETORICAL. When it comes to our spiritual practices (whatever they may be), both uncertainty and possibility are always present so in some... READ MORE

7 Qualities of the Dharmic Person: #7

August 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,... READ MORE

7 Qualities of the Dharmic Person: #6

August 9, 2021   |   16 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 13:48. 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,... READ MORE

7 Qualities of the Dharmic Person: #5

July 26, 2021   |   19 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 13:06. 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 and the fourth, good conduct, is here. Now we... READ MORE

7 Qualities of the Dharmic Person: #4

July 12, 2021   |   21 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 14:09. 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. This week, we come to the fourth quality, good... READ MORE