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7 Qualities of the Dharmic Person: #4

July 12, 2021   |   18 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

7 Qualities of the Dharmic Person: #3

June 28, 2021   |   14 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 16:14. Dear Open Heart Project, I’m so glad you are signed up for this video series: The Seven Qualities of the Dharmic Person. Today we discuss the third quality. The first quality, passionlessness, was discussed here. The second, contentment, can be found here. This third quality is called fewer activities. It seems that... READ MORE

7 Qualities of the Dharmic Person: #2

June 14, 2021   |   24 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 12:40. Dear Open Heart Project, Hello! I hope you are well and feeling a return to a bigger and more beautiful normalcy. Whatever normal means! This video is the second in our new series, “The Seven Qualities of the Dharmic Person” (aka you). These qualities arise organically from our meditation practice. The... READ MORE

7 Qualities of the Dharmic Person: #1

June 1, 2021   |   15 Comments

Audio-only version of talk is here and audio-only version of meditation is here. Dear Open Heart Project, Hello, I hope you are well! I’m so delighted to offer you the first video in our new series: The Seven Qualities of the Dharmic Person. As you may know (or will discover if you are new to meditation), a consistent practice not... READ MORE

From Susan: Advice for Building a Powerful Practice

May 17, 2021   |   15 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 17:10. Dear Open Heart Project, Hello, it is lovely to see you. If you recently completed my 8-week series on the Noble Eightfold Path, thank you! I really appreciate your attention, feedback, comments, and excellent questions. If you missed it, you can find the whole series here. So much of what I... READ MORE

Basics of Buddhism: The Noble Eightfold Path (Step Eight)

April 26, 2021   |   17 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 9:07. Dear Open Heart Project, Welcome to the 8th video in our 8 video series! In this series, we have already discussed Right View, Right Intention, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Effort and Right Concentration. Let me say right up front that I messed up the sequence. Right Concentration is... READ MORE

Basics of Buddhism: The Noble Eightfold Path (Step Seven)

April 12, 2021   |   28 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 22:17. Dear Open Heart Project, Hello, I hope you are well and finding some more space and calm in your life. Today, I share some thoughts on the 7th step on the noble eightfold path, Right Concentration. I find this has much more to do with flow than anything else. Please have... READ MORE

Basics of Buddhism: The Noble Eightfold Path (Step Six)

March 29, 2021   |   35 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 16:19. Dear Open Heart Project, I’m so happy to send you the sixth video in our eight video series on the noble eightfold path of Buddhism. We have already discussed Right View, Right Intention, Right Speech, Right Action and Right Livelihood. Right View and Right Intention comprise true wisdom. Right Speech, Right Action, and... READ MORE

Basics of Buddhism: The Noble Eightfold Path (Step Five)

March 15, 2021   |   13 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 17:58 Dear Open Heart Project, I’m so happy to send you the fifth video in our eight video series on the noble eightfold path of Buddhism. We have already discussed Right View, Right Intention, Right Speech and Right Action. Today we look at Right Livelihood. What does it mean to do your work... READ MORE

Basics of Buddhism: The Noble Eightfold Path (Step Four)

March 1, 2021   |   16 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 20:55 Dear Open Heart Project, I’m so happy to send you the fourth video in our eight video series on the noble eightfold path of Buddhism. We have already discussed Right View, Right Intention, and Right Speech. Today we discuss Right Action. Interestingly, right action has more to do with what we... READ MORE

Basics of Buddhism: The Noble Eightfold Path (Step Three)

February 15, 2021   |   15 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 22:38 Dear Open Heart Project, Hello and I hope you’re well and finding love, insight, and courage in your life and in your mind. These three qualities, aka compassion, wisdom, and power, are said to be the three qualities of the awakened mind. How do we realize such wakefulness? There is actually... READ MORE

Basics of Buddhism: The Noble Eightfold Path (Step Two)

February 1, 2021   |   25 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 21:10. Dear Meditator, Welcome to the 2nd video in our eight video series on Basics of Buddhism: The Noble Eightfold Path. Each video contains a talk followed by a guided 10-minute meditation practice. If you want to skip ahead to the meditation, by all means! It begins at the 21:10 mark BTW,... READ MORE