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Info Session Video on Meditation Retreats

March 17, 2023   |   3 Comments

We enjoyed talking with you about the power and possibility of a deep meditation retreat. I remember the first time someone suggested I go on a long meditation retreat. No way, I said. Sitting there doing nothing for days on end? I have way too much to do in my life for that. Also, what if they try to indoctrinate... READ MORE

7 Qualities of the Dharmic Person: Part 7

March 13, 2023   |   3 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 13:36. Dear Open Heart Project, Today we wrap up 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, awareness of the teacher... READ MORE

7 Qualities of the Dharmic Person: Part 6

March 6, 2023   |   Leave a reply

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 13:15. 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: 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

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