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How to create more happiness: Step #5

August 28, 2017   |   Leave a reply

The meditation begins at 6:12 Audio only version is here. Hello, excellent meditators! I am so happy we have a chance to sit together. Before today’s 10-minute sit, I offer you some thoughts on the fifth paramita, mindfulness. What exactly is meant by mindfulness? It is a word much thrown about these days. Before today’s sit, I offer you a few... READ MORE

How to create more happiness: Step #4

August 21, 2017   |   2 Comments

The meditation begins at 6:35 Audio only version is here. Hello. I am so happy we have a chance to sit together. Before today’s 10-minute sit, I offer you some thoughts on the fourth paramita or transcendent action: exertion. It is really easy to lose the energy to act in this crazy, wonderful, confounding world of ours. In this video, I suggest... READ MORE

How to stop suffering: Step #8

July 24, 2017   |   1 Comment

The 15 minute meditation begins at 7:41 Audio only version is here. Hello! As you may know, for the last 8 weeks we have been looking at each of the steps along the noble eightfold path. (But if you’re just joining us, no worries. There is nothing you need to catch up on. Just jump in right here.) This week,... READ MORE

How to stop suffering: Step #3

June 19, 2017   |   1 Comment

The meditation begins at 12:46 Audio only version is here. Hello, Open Heart Project meditator. Happy Monday! Or Tuesday or whatever day it may be for you right now. Before today’s meditation, I take us through an overview of the third step along the Buddhist eight-fold path, Right Speech. (In the last two weeks, we looked at step one: Right... READ MORE

What about neuroscience? Also, what is the deal with keeping the eyes open?

May 8, 2017   |   Leave a reply

Hello, meditator! Before this week’s practice, I answer a 2-part question from Open Heart Project meditator Carole: I would like to know if you combine the latest neuroscience research results with ancient wisdom on meditation? I would like to know why in the ’70’s I was trained to close my eyes during Transcendental Meditation and now you say to keep the... READ MORE

Simplicity is fuel

January 16, 2017   |   Leave a reply

The meditation begins at 3:15 Audio only version is here. Hello, Open Heart Project. Welcome to a new week! I hope that, no matter how great last week was, this week will be better. Before today’s 10-minute sit, I offer a few thoughts on how to expedite the meditative process. Spoiler alert: it’s not about doing anything. This month, I’ve... READ MORE

Let’s just sit… again

December 12, 2016   |   1 Comment

Hello, meditators. There is so much going on for so many of us! This week’s practice is another chance to…just sit. Unwind, turn off all your devices (except this one) and take a 10 minute break for your body and mind. As I mention in the video, a guided meditation can be found here. With love, Susan PS  Join me... READ MORE