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Building a Mindful New Year

December 26, 2023 - December 31, 2023

A free online program

Enter 2024 with an open heart.

December 26-31 from 3:00-3:45 pm EST

If we want to obtain enlightenment by becoming a Bodhisattva, it is necessary to actualize wisdom and compassion. This is done by the practice of what are called the six paramitas, or ‘transcendental actions.’” ~ Traleg Rinpoche

2023 has been an exceedingly difficult year. We are all trying to comprehend the incomprehensible. Grasp the ungraspable. Contribute to the good without adding to the confusion.

With all that is going on in the world, it sometimes feels impossible. It is not. We can overcome aggression, remain open hearted, and see life clearly. According to Buddhist thought, there are only six skills you need. They are called the six paramitas (or transcendent actions):


According to Mahayana Buddhism, the six paramitas have the power to transport us to the “other shore,” the shore of sanity, decency, kindness, and complete liberation.

Don’t take my word for this! Explore them yourself and see.

The Open Heart Project has invited several accomplished Buddhist teachers to teach us about these powerful actions, one each between December 26 – 31. Each day at 3:00 p.m. EST, a different teacher will lead a 45-minute session to explore one of the paramitas. We will start with generosity on December 26th and end with wisdom on December 31st.

You will hear teachings from a variety of perspectives and have a chance to ask questions and be in dialogue with the teachers and each other. Each class will include meditation and a talk followed by a question and answer period.

You are invited to drop into one or all sessions. Each one will be recorded. Together, we will enter the new year in a community of goodness.

Please don’t miss this opportunity to gain insight into these potent teachings and, as important, the power that comes with practicing together in community. You are not alone! There is much to learn! It is all possible!

THIS PROGRAM IS FREE. All you have to do is register.

If you can’t make it to the sessions live, no worries. We’ll send you a link to the recordings.

Love, Susan


Here is the schedule:

December 26
3:00 p.m EST with Susan Piver

December 27
3:00 p.m EST with Bridget Bailey

December 28
3:00 p.m EST with Kevin Townley

December 29
3:00 p.m EST with Marisa Viola

December 30
3:00 p.m EST with Maho Kawachi

December 31
3:00 p.m EST with Sokuzan


December 26, 2023
December 31, 2023
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