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

December 5, 2022   |   Leave a reply

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 8:05. Dear Open Heart Project, Welcome to the 7th video in our 8 video series! In this series, we have already discussed Right View, Right Intention, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, and Right Effort. This week, I offer some insights into step seven, Right Mindfulness. I have so enjoyed being in... READ MORE

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

November 28, 2022   |   12 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 16:08. Dear Open Heart Project, I’m so happy to send you the sixth video in our eight video series on supporting ourselves during times of transition with the noble eightfold path. We have already discussed Right View, Right Intention, Right Speech, Right Action and Right Livelihood. Right View and Right Intention comprise... READ MORE

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

November 21, 2022   |   12 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 17:33 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

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

November 14, 2022   |   5 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 How to Stay Grounded in a Time of Transition. We have already discussed Right View, Right Intention, and Right Speech. Today we discuss Right Action. Interestingly, right action has more to do... READ MORE

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

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 Make Magic: Part Three

October 17, 2022   |   14 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

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

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