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How to create a sane world: a Buddhist View (part 8)

September 28, 2020   |   10 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 4:19 Dear Open Heart Project, I hope you are well, staying strong, and feeling connected to those who can support you. Today’s email brings us to the end of our exploration of the noble eightfold path–but not to the end of our conversations! Next week, we’ll begin a discussion of the Four... READ MORE

How to create a sane world: a Buddhist View (part 7)

September 21, 2020   |   7 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 9:21 Hello there, I hope you are well and finding ways to stay strong and balanced. This week, we look at the 7th step on the noble 8-fold path, Right Mindfulness. Here, “mindfulness” has less to do with being a good meditator and more to do with the ability to ride the... READ MORE

How to create a sane world: a Buddhist View (part 6)

September 14, 2020   |   9 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 11:41 Hello wonderful Open Heart Project. Today, I want to share with you a few thoughts about the 6th step on Buddhism’s noble eight-fold path, Right Effort. No one has to be a Buddhist to take advantage of these very down-to-earth and rich insights. Please have a listen and let me hear... READ MORE

How to create a sane world: a Buddhist View (part 5)

September 7, 2020   |   10 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 6:35 Hello there, I hope you are well and that your loved ones are, too. As we make our way through this incredibly intense time. I’m sharing with you some thoughts on the noble eightfold path, the eight actions we can take to liberate ourselves and others from suffering. To recap, what... READ MORE

How to create a sane world: a Buddhist View (part 4)

August 31, 2020   |   6 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 11:38 Hello wonderful Open Heart Project. I hope you and your loved ones are well and staying strong during this time of pain and anxiety–and possibility. How do we stay sane as we ride these intense waves? In the Buddhist view, there are eight ways to preserve your sanity for your own... READ MORE

How to create a sane world: a Buddhist View (part 3)

August 24, 2020   |   2 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 9:55 Hello excellent Open Heart Project, As you may know, I am sending you videos once a week during this intense time of reckoning, uncertainty, and, yes, hope. Sometimes it is hard to see that last bit. One of my favorite books of all time is On Becoming an Alchemist by the... READ MORE

How to create a sane world: a Buddhist View (part 2)

August 17, 2020   |   18 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 7:58 Hello wonderful Open Heart Project. I hope you are feeling safe and well. It is a very intense time and I’m happy to be back in touch on a weekly basis rather than monthly. I hope you find these short talks and guided meditations useful and empowering. Last week, I discussed... READ MORE

How to create a sane world: a Buddhist View (part 1: Right View)

August 10, 2020   |   34 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 9:58 Hello Open Heart Project, We’re back! As you may be aware, my newsletter normally goes out once a month, or at least that my intention in January 2020. But what a year, my friends. When the COVID pandemic began, I reverted to once a week…until July…and now I’d like to be... READ MORE

How to create a sane world: a Buddhist View

July 6, 2020   |   15 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 8:15 Dear Open Heart Project, Hello, excellent meditators. I hope you are well. It is getting more and more intense out there as the pandemic intensifies in some places and lets up in others. And as the demands for change and justice in the wake of George Floyd’s murder go on unabated.... READ MORE

Meditation Question 2: Meditation and panic attacks? Can it help?

January 15, 2020   |   Leave a reply

I’m so happy to discuss your questions about meditation and spirituality. If you want to ask one, let me know in comments. I will do what I can to help. This question is from Faith, who asks: I have a history of anxiety and moderate to severe panic attacks. Anything you can offer to assist with these feelings would be... READ MORE

Meditation Question 1: Anxious Moments

January 10, 2020   |   Leave a reply

This week’s question is from Roxana: “Can you provide meditations on how to obtain tranquility/calmness/serenity in anxious moments.” . If you’d like me to answer your questions about meditation, please email your question to me. xo Susan