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The Noble Eightfold Path: Part 5

May 23, 2022   |   Leave a reply

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 17:40. 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

The Noble Eightfold Path: Part 4

May 9, 2022   |   Leave a reply

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 the noble eightfold path of Buddhism. We have already discussed Right View, Right Intention, and Right Speech. Today we discuss Right Action. Interestingly, right action has more to do with what we... READ MORE

The Noble Eightfold Path: Part 3

April 25, 2022   |   3 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

The Noble Eightfold Path: Part 2

April 11, 2022   |   2 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 The Noble Eightfold Path. Each video contains a talk followed by a guided 10-minute meditation practice. If you want to skip ahead to the meditation, by all means! It begins at the 21:10 mark. BTW, I so appreciate... READ MORE

The Noble Eightfold Path: Part 1

March 28, 2022   |   6 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 19:04. Dear Open Heart Project, Hello! I am so glad we can practice together. This video marks the first in an 8-video series called Basics of Buddhism: The Noble Eightfold Path. Today we will talk about the first step, Right View. Whether you are brand new to the Open Heart Project or... READ MORE

Cultivating the Mind of Compassion in a Crazy World: Step 4

March 7, 2022   |   18 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 21:40. Dear Open Heart Project, Welcome to the final video in our series: Cultivating the Mind of Compassion in a Crazy World. Week 1: Affection for the World Week 2: Faith in the Right Situations Week 3: Compassion for Sentient Beings Now we come to Bravery, the fourth quality. In this view,... READ MORE

Cultivating the Mind of Compassion in a Crazy World: Step 3

February 21, 2022   |   4 Comments

NOTE: If you’re interested in our acclaimed Meditation Instructor Training program, please consider applying today. This 11-week program begins on March 17. The early bird price ends Feb 22 and I don’t want you to miss that if you’re considering this program (which is my very favorite thing to teach). Would be great to see you there! Audio-only version is... READ MORE

Cultivating the Mind of Compassion in a Crazy World: Step 2

February 7, 2022   |   9 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 18:06. Dear Open Heart Project, Welcome to the second video in our series: Cultivating the Mind of Compassion in a Crazy World. Last week, we discussed the first of four qualities: Affection for the World. This week, we discuss the second: Faith in the Right Situations. What is faith? What are the... READ MORE

Cultivating the Mind of Compassion in a Crazy World: Step 1

January 24, 2022   |   18 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 14:43. Dear Open Heart Project, It is an honor to send you this first of four videos in a series called “Cultivating the Mind of Compassion in a Crazy World.” Is it possible to do this? Is it even desirable? You have to figure out your own answers. I hope these videos... READ MORE

The Six Paramitas: Wisdom

January 3, 2022   |   6 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 22:53. Dear Open Heart Project, Happy new year! It is a delight to send you this sixth video in our series on the six paramitas or transcendent actions. Don’t worry if  you missed previous videos, you do not have to go back and start at the beginning. However, if you’d like to,... READ MORE

Happy New Year!

December 30, 2021   |   8 Comments

Dear Open Heart Project, It has been an honor to practice with you during this year of uncertainty and possibility. Personally, I have never needed sangha (community) more and I know I’m not alone in this! I look forward to continuing to send you meditation videos and short talks on bringing your practice off the cushion and into every aspect... READ MORE

The Six Paramitas: Meditative Absorption

December 20, 2021   |   4 Comments

Audio-only version is here. Meditation practice begins at 19:45. Dear Open Heart Project, Welcome to this short talk on the fifth of the six paramitas (or transcendent actions). You can jump in right here, but if you’d like to watch or re-watch the prefions videos, they are right here: Paramita #1: Generosity Paramita #2: Discipline Paramita #3: Patience Paramita #4:... READ MORE