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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

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

Resource for learning more about meditation and trauma

December 21, 2018   |   Leave a reply

Mindfulness is often suggested as a panacea for, well, everything. It is not. It is especially important to be careful about practicing or teaching meditation when trauma is involved. I wanted to make sure you saw this video conversation between trauma expert and author David Treleaven, Jenna, and myself. It’s not short (a little over an hour), but if you... READ MORE

Do you have problems being consistent with your practice? The cause may not be what you think.

December 4, 2017   |   Leave a reply

The meditation begins at 10:32 Audio only version is here. Hello, dear meditator. How are you? I hope you are well and feeling happy. Basically everyone I have ever known finds it difficult to be consistent with their practice and, further, basically everyone thinks this is because they lack discipline. I suggest that this is probably not the issue. Before... READ MORE

When you’re committed to kindness, how do you respond to hate? (The one where someone called me a _________ [the b word])

November 27, 2017   |   Leave a reply

The meditation begins at 9:17 Audio only version is here. Hello, dear meditator. How are you? I hope you are well and feeling happy. In the U.S., this is Thanksgiving weekend. For many of us, this means time with family–which can also mean time with people who make you angry/sad/confused/irritated…triggered. We meditate to practice generosity, patience, and equanimity. How do... READ MORE