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7 Qualities of a Meditator: Part 1

January 30, 2023   |   25 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   |   1 Comment

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

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

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

December 12, 2022   |   4 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 19:47. Dear Open Heart Project, Hello, I hope you are well and finding some more space and calm in your life. Today, I share some thoughts on the 8th step on the noble eightfold path, Right Concentration. I find this has much more to do with flow than anything else. Please have... READ MORE

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

December 5, 2022   |   4 Comments

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   |   14 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   |   13 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

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