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How to Stay Grounded in a Time of Transition (Step Three)

November 7, 2022   |   4 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

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How to Stay Grounded in a Time of Transition (Step Two)

October 31, 2022   |   10 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 How to Stay Grounded in a Time of Transition. As you may know, each video contains a talk followed by a guided 10-minute meditation practice. Meditation creates the foundation for true insight into each of the eight steps. ... READ MORE

How to Stay Grounded in a Time of Transition (Step One)

October 24, 2022   |   6 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 19:03 Dear Open Heart Project, Hello! I am so glad we can practice together. This video marks the first in an 8-video series called How to Stay Grounded in a Time of Transition. As we head into a new year, it is natural to think about what we want to emphasize in... READ MORE

How to Make Magic: Part Three

October 17, 2022   |   15 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 11:55. Dear Open Heart Project. Magic takes shape in three ways: Outer Magic, Inner Magic, and Secret Magic. Today, I offer you a short talk on cultivating magic on the so-called secret level. It’s not a secret from you, particularly. I suppose it is referred to as “secret” because it is invisible.... READ MORE

How to Make Magic: Part Two

October 10, 2022   |   16 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 13:31. Hello, wonderful Open Heart Project. I am happy to offer you this short talk on Inner Magic. Magic takes shape in three ways: Outer Magic, Inner Magic, and Secret Magic. Today, I offer you a short talk on cultivating magic on the inner level. Thoughts? I always love to hear from... READ MORE

How to Make Magic: Part One

October 3, 2022   |   12 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 11:45. Dear Open Heart Project, Hello, wonderful Open Heart Project. I hope you and yours are well and safe. I so appreciate your responses to our recent series on painful emotions. If you missed it or want to rewatch the videos, they are here: Anger Attachment Shame Jealousy Anxiety Distrust Hatred Despair... READ MORE

Painful Emotions and Creating Real Change

September 19, 2022   |   6 Comments

Dear Open Heart Project, The recent series of videos about working with strong emotions struck a chord with so many of you. Understandably! There are so many painful situations on planet earth right now. At the same time, there is so much possibility. The great writer and thinker Catherine MacCoun, author of my favorite book in recent memory, On Becoming an... READ MORE

Working with Painful Emotions: Sadness

September 12, 2022   |   28 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 22:38 Dear Open Heart Project, In July, we began the series: “Working with Painful Emotions.” I thought last week’s video, on despair, was the last in the series–until a member of the community asked why I hadn’t included sadness. That really made me think! In this video, I offer some thoughts on... READ MORE

How does it feel when your book is published?

September 11, 2022   |   Leave a reply The Buddhist Enneagram Book Cover

My new book, The Buddhist Enneagram: Nine Paths to Warriorship will be out in a few days. It’s been in the works for three years. I hope everyone will read it. I hope no one will. Trying to separate the one who created it from the one who now speaks to you about it…reminding myself over and over: no matter... READ MORE

Working with Painful Emotions: Despair

September 5, 2022   |   30 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 24:53 Dear Open Heart Project, Thank you so much for your interest in this series, “Working with Painful Emotions.” delighted to practice meditation with you. Before we sit, I want to continue our exploration of working with painful emotions and how our meditation practice can help. Nine weeks ago, we started with... READ MORE

Working with Painful Emotions: Hatred

August 29, 2022   |   13 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 14:10 Dear Open Heart Project, I’m so glad to see you and delighted to practice meditation with you. Before we sit, I want to continue our exploration of working with painful emotions and how our meditation practice can help. In this series, we started with anger, moved on to attachment (or grasping),... READ MORE

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