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–Tara Brach, Author of Radical Acceptance and Trusting the Gold

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Cultivating the Mind of Compassion in a Crazy World: Step 2

February 7, 2022   |   9 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 18:06. Dear Open Heart Project, Welcome to the second video in our series: Cultivating the Mind of Compassion in a Crazy World. Last week, we discussed the first of four qualities: Affection for the World. This week, we discuss the second: Faith in the Right Situations. What is faith? What are the... READ MORE

Cultivating the Mind of Compassion in a Crazy World: Step 1

January 24, 2022   |   18 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 14:43. Dear Open Heart Project, It is an honor to send you this first of four videos in a series called “Cultivating the Mind of Compassion in a Crazy World.” Is it possible to do this? Is it even desirable? You have to figure out your own answers. I hope these videos... READ MORE

The Six Paramitas: Wisdom

January 3, 2022   |   6 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 22:53. Dear Open Heart Project, Happy new year! It is a delight to send you this sixth video in our series on the six paramitas or transcendent actions. Don’t worry if  you missed previous videos, you do not have to go back and start at the beginning. However, if you’d like to,... READ MORE

Happy New Year!

December 30, 2021   |   8 Comments

Dear Open Heart Project, It has been an honor to practice with you during this year of uncertainty and possibility. Personally, I have never needed sangha (community) more and I know I’m not alone in this! I look forward to continuing to send you meditation videos and short talks on bringing your practice off the cushion and into every aspect... READ MORE

The Six Paramitas: Meditative Absorption

December 20, 2021   |   4 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 19:45. Dear Open Heart Project, Welcome to this short talk on the fifth of the six paramitas (or transcendent actions). You can jump in right here, but if you’d like to watch or re-watch the prefions videos, they are right here: Paramita #1: Generosity Paramita #2: Discipline Paramita #3: Patience Paramita #4:... READ MORE

The Six Paramitas: Exertion

December 6, 2021   |   19 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   |   17 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   |   17 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

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