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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

How to dispel stressful, scary thoughts + a very special guest speaker

November 13, 2017   |   Leave a reply

The meditation begins at 4:58 Audio only version is here. Hello, dear meditator. Before today’s meditation, I offer you a suggestion for working with painful thoughts. It is a short, simple exercise you can do anytime, anywhere, on the spot. I use it constantly. Let me know if you try it! This suggestion comes directly from the work of a... READ MORE

How to create more happiness: Step #6

September 4, 2017   |   4 Comments

The meditation begins at 4:49 Audio only version is here. Hello, dear meditators. I think you are very brave. I think this because you are willing to look at your mind through the practice of meditation. Thank you. As you may be aware, over the last six weeks, we have looked at each of the six paramitas, or transcendent actions.... READ MORE

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 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 #7

July 17, 2017   |   Leave a reply

The meditation begins at 6:35 Audio only version is here. Hello! I hope you are enjoying a wonderful season, wherever you are. Here in the Northeastern US, we are seeing some lovely sunshine and warmth. Recently, we have been looking at each of the eight steps of the Noble Eightfold Path. These are the steps we could take to attain liberation... 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

This changes everything. No, really.

April 10, 2017   |   2 Comments

The meditation begins at 9:35 Audio only version is here. Hello, Open Heart Project meditator! Thank you for your willingness to look at your own mind through this profound practice. I am so happy to practice with you. My friend Michael Carroll is an author and executive leadership coach. When he is working with clients who are involved in an intense... READ MORE

A new energy cycle is beginning!

February 27, 2017   |   Leave a reply

The meditation begins at 4:14  Audio only version is here. I am very happy to practice with you. Happy new year! Today marks the first day of a new year according to the Tibetan Buddhist calendar. Welcome to the year of the female fire bird. Before today’s sit, I say a few words about what this might mean. And I’m... READ MORE