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

November 14, 2022   |   5 Comments

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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 with what we do not do than anything else. Please have a listen and let me know what you think! I always love to hear from you.

The discussion ends with a guided 10-minute meditation.

Hope you are well! See you next week!

Love, Susan

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  • Posted by:  Sharon

    Thank you for this video. It was very enlightening.

  • Posted by:  Joell Daniel

    Loved this weeks video, message and meditation

  • Posted by:  Karen

    I offer a humble thank you to you, Susan. I’m a bit lost for words… what you give is valuable and helps me.

  • Posted by:  Sharon Greene

    Thank you, Susan, for this most helpful talk on “right action.” I’ve got lots on my to-do list this week and have been unsettled this morning about where to start. Well, it’s always good to start with you! I especially appreciated your discussion about healing past karma through current action that paves the way for more healing in the future. I now know exactly what I need to do first on my list. Many thanks and many blessings to you and the others on this path.

  • Posted by:  Jared Goldman

    Thank you for your desire and effort to share what you have learned about and from Buddhism. My understanding after nearly 50 of practicing Nichiren Buddhism, is that the first teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha were an expedient means to prepare his disciples for the true teachings to come. On two of the points made, karma never ceases. It is eternal and both positive and negative; also conception never ceases. It is an inherent part of life. Basically, the Noble Eightfold Path is not the essential teaching of the Buddha. His most profound teaching, contained in the Lotus Sutra, was that he did not first attain enlightenment after meditating under the Boddhi tree in India. Rather, his enlightenment occurred in the remote past. Also his teaching that all beings inherently possess the Buddha nature. As far as cause and effect are concerned, the true teaching lies in the metaphor of the lotus blossom: they occur simultaneously; just as the blossom and seed of the lotus flower are produced simultaneously.. In Sanskrit this is expressed as Saddharma Pundarika. (In Japanese. Myoho Renge. This phrase appears in the title (Daimoku) of each of the 28 chapters of the Lotus Sutra.

    Blessings to you and gratitude for your noble efforts. I am happy you have survived your tragedy. Namaste.

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“With wisdom, creativity and artistry, Susan Piver brings a Buddhist lens to the spiritual map of the Enneagram. The results are vibrant and nourishing; a banquet of insights that help us transmute our difficult emotions into pure expressions of our basic goodness.”

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