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How do you find a spiritual teacher? Are you, Susan, my teacher?

May 22, 2017   |   Leave a reply

   Welcome to the Ask Susan podcast. This is episode #13.  I’m really excited to be able to offer this to you. Each week, I will answer a question about spirituality and meditation practice. Please click here to ask me your question. This week’s question comes from Edith in Scotland. She is curious about the teacher-student relationship in Buddhism. How... 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

Buddhism and Relationships: Eight Qualities of Love

May 15, 2017   |   2 Comments

Even though Buddhism is often associated with ascetic practices done by people in robes, as a 20+ year practitioner, it has been useful to apply core Buddhist teachings to my love life. Buddhist practice and study were helpful when I fell in love, got my heart broken, and, now, in marriage. In a recent post, I offered a way to... READ MORE

Can you practice meditation while you are experiencing physical discomfort?

May 8, 2017   |   Leave a reply

   Welcome to the Ask Susan podcast. This is episode #11.  I’m really excited to be able to offer this to you. Each week, I will answer a question about spirituality and meditation practice. Please click here to ask me your question. Claudia’s meditation practice was going really well…until she developed tinnitus. Is it possible to meditate on your breath... READ MORE

Buddhism and Relationships: The Four Noble Truths of Love

May 5, 2017   |   1 Comment

Earlier this week, I posted about applying the wisdom of Buddhism to romantic relationships. Is it even possible? Advisable? As a Buddhist and a wife, I would say yes. Relationships have periods of closeness and distance and no one can really tell you what governs their coming and going. It’s a mystery. During one such period of distance with my... READ MORE

Buddhist wisdom for relationships.

May 2, 2017   |   2 Comments

My 19th wedding anniversary is coming up next month. HOLY CRAP. I never in a million years imagined that I would be with one person for this long. Our marriage has been more than I could have hoped for but nothing I would ever have expected. Like most of us, when I was young, I dreamed of finding the right relationship.... READ MORE

Is it important to commit to a particular meditation technique?

April 24, 2017   |   1 Comment

   Welcome to the Ask Susan podcast. This is episode #9.  I’m really excited to be able to offer this to you. Each week, I will answer a question about spirituality and meditation practice. Please click here to ask me your question. This week’s question is about deciding on a particular technique. Is it necessary? What if I derive benefit... READ MORE