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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

How to create more happiness: Step #3

August 14, 2017   |   Leave a reply

The meditation begins at 6:40 Audio only version is here. Hello, wonderful humans. I am so happy we have a chance to sit together. The reason I always say this is because it is ALWAYS TRUE. Before today’s 10-minute sit, I offer you some thoughts on the third paramita (or transcendent action), which is called “patience.” If you think of... READ MORE

How to create more happiness: Step #2

August 7, 2017   |   Leave a reply

The meditation begins at 7:24 Audio only version is here. Hello, excellent meditators. Welcome to your practice. I hope you will enjoy the practice of meditation, or, if you can’t, that you choose to enjoy the practice of kindness toward yourself. Today, before our practice, we continue our broad examination of the six paramitas (or transcendent actions). Last week, we discussed... READ MORE

How to stop suffering: Step #5

July 3, 2017   |   Leave a reply

The meditation begins at 10:08 Audio only version is here. Hello, Open Heart Project meditator. It is wonderful to see you! As you may know, I’m walking us through a very broad overview of the Eightfold Path in recent Monday videos. Today we discuss step #5, Right Livelihood. Enjoy! With love, Susan GET FREE WEEKLY MEDITATION VIDEOS The only way to... READ MORE

How to stop suffering: Step #4

June 26, 2017   |   Leave a reply

The meditation begins at 6:00 Audio only version is here. Hello, wonderful Open Heart Project meditator. I am so glad you are here. I’m glad I’m here, too! In the last few weeks, I’ve been walking us through a very broad overview of the Noble Eightfold Path which lays out the eight steps along the path to enlightenment, aka liberation... READ MORE

This week’s video is for you if you’re struggling with our current political situation.

May 22, 2017   |   Leave a reply

The meditation begins at 10:06 Audio only version is here. Hello, dear meditator. Before this week’s practice, I have the delight of continuing to answer the questions you have submitted to me. This week’s question comes from Kim: I’ve been meditating regularly now for 6 years. It has changed my life and made me a much calmer, more aware person. However,... READ MORE

Patience…and working with emotion on the cushion.

February 20, 2017   |   1 Comment

The meditation begins at 2:42  Audio only version is here. Hello and welcome to your practice. I am very happy to practice with you. Before today’s 10 minute sit, I share a few thoughts about the meaning of patience and how to hold your mind in difficult situations so that your patience does not run out. You may notice that... READ MORE

I commit to you.

December 3, 2016   |   2 Comments

From the November 21 Open Heart Project newsletter, some resources for those who may be struggling with fear and confusion post-election. Hello dear meditators. This week’s newsletter is a little different because this last week in the USA has been, um, a little different. I have heard from so many of you who are confused, fearful, sad, and/or angry about... READ MORE

The healing power of compassion.

November 14, 2016   |   3 Comments

Hello, dear, brave warriors. I want to share with you a piece I wrote for Lion’s Roar on November 9, called “Don’t Bite the Hook: Five Things to Remember Post-Election.” As a community of practitioners, now is the time to put our practice to work as the foundation for bravely standing up for what is right without losing a sense... READ MORE

Some thoughts before today’s US elections

November 7, 2016   |   9 Comments

One could say that many of the world’s ills are rooted in fear. This is a pretty ordinary observation. If you watch a scary movie at night, you hear the noises in your home as ominous. If you don’t, they aren’t. Fear changes the way we perceive the world around us. On this day just prior to our election in... READ MORE