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7 Qualities of the Dharmic Person: Part 5

February 27, 2023   |   8 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 13:06. Dear Open Heart Project, I’m so glad to continue sharing with you this series on the 7 Qualities of the Dharmic Person, or Meditator. 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.... READ MORE

7 Qualities of the Dharmic Person: Part 4

February 20, 2023   |   4 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 10:28. Dear Open Heart Project, I’m so glad you are signed up for this video series: The Seven Qualities of the Meditator, aka, 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... READ MORE

Buddhist Immersion and Meditation Teacher Training info session: Feb 18

February 18, 2023   |   Leave a reply

Audio only here. Thanks so much for joining me to talk about the Open Heart Project’s Buddhist Immersion & Meditation Teacher Training. In this info session, I shared the inspiration behind this program, what you will gain from it, and an overview of the curriculum, class-by-class. All the program details are here, including how to apply. If you’d like to... READ MORE

7 Qualities of the Dharmic Person: Part 3

February 13, 2023   |   4 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: Part 2

February 6, 2023   |   5 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 12:11. Dear Open Heart Project, Hello! I hope you are well. This video is the second in this series, “The Seven Qualities of the Dharmic Person” (aka you). These qualities arise organically from our meditation practice. The first quality, passionlessness, was discussed here. I include the link in case you missed it/are... READ MORE

Buddhist Immersion and Meditation Teacher Training info session

February 1, 2023   |   Leave a reply

Audio only here. Thanks so much for joining me to talk about the Open Heart Project’s Buddhist Immersion & Meditation Teacher Training. In this info session, I shared the inspiration behind this program, what you will gain from it, and an overview of the curriculum, class-by-class. All the program details are here, including how to apply. After the session was... READ MORE

7 Qualities of a Meditator: Part 1

January 30, 2023   |   26 Comments

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

On the importance of lineage

January 23, 2023   |   2 Comments

Dear Open Heart Project, Hello! I hope your week is off to a good start (or end, depending on when you see this). This week, instead of a video, I thought I’d share some thoughts on what can help keep our practice in the realm of sacred. This does not mean holy or precious. It means transformational. In my training,... READ MORE

About my Daily Ritual

January 15, 2023   |   20 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 7:46. Dear Open Heart Project, I try to meditate every day. But because I am a human being, it does not always work out. When I am unable (or unwilling! human being!) to practice, I notice a distinct difference in the way my day rolls out. It feels bumpier, less integrated, heavier.... READ MORE

1-9-23

January 9, 2023   |   16 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 11:00. Dear Open Heart Project, Hello and welcome to a new year. It is a delight to practice meditation with you. Before today’s 10-minute sit, I share some thoughts about what we are really doing when we practice meditation. Spoiler alert: It’s not about self-improvement! Or fixing anything! It’s way better than... READ MORE

The Open Heart Project in 2022

January 2, 2023   |   6 Comments

And where we’re headed in 2023. Hello and happy, happy new year. It’s become my habit to write an annual report for the Open Heart Project sangha. I share some of the things I’ve been thinking about, recap all the programs, gatherings, and retreats we did in 2022 and  give details about what we’ll be doing together in 2023. If... READ MORE

With gratitude for you and our practice together…

December 25, 2022   |   32 Comments

Dear Open Heart Project, Instead of a meditation video, I thought I’d send you a note to wish you a happy, healthy, joyful new year. I hope you will experience all the blessings of your path in 2023 and always. At this time of year, it is tempting (and understandable) to think about what we want to create, build, change,... READ MORE

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