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What is up with the eye open during meditation?!

January 21, 2019   |   Leave a reply

The meditation begins at 6:50 Audio only version is here. Hello, wonderful Open Heart Project. Do you know why I say “I am so happy to practice with you” every single time we sit together? Because it is true. Before today’s sit, I share with you a few thoughts about why we are sitting in meditation with our eyes open.... READ MORE

Available today! “Eat to Love: A Mindful Guide to Transforming Your Relationship with Food, Body, and Life.” Plus some special extras for you.

January 15, 2019   |   Leave a reply

I wrote to you a few days ago about a book written by a nutrition therapist, Jenna Hollenstein, who has changed my life. It’s called Eat to Love and it’s available today! Jenna’s book shows you how to bring mindfulness to the way you view food, your body, and your ideas about beauty. I know from personal experience that this... READ MORE

The magical art of loving your world

January 14, 2019   |   Leave a reply

The meditation begins at 6:57 Audio only version is here. Dear, excellent meditator, I spent much of last weekend binge-watching the new Netflix series starring shamanic organizer, Marie Kondo, “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.” (See photos below for evidence of my reaction.) In this show, Marie, Japanese “tidier” and inventor of the Konmari method, teaches people how to manage their... READ MORE

How can I plan for the future and think about the past when I’m supposed to be in the present moment?

August 14, 2017   |   Leave a reply

   Welcome to the Ask Susan podcast. This is episode #24.  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. Torsten from Berlin raises an excellent question, one for the ages. If mindfulness is about being present, how... READ MORE

Loving Kindness Meditation for Victims of Racism and Hatred

August 13, 2017   |   1 Comment

      This is an audio version of the Facebook live event I gave on Sunday, August 13, 2017. May it bring you peace. Love, Susan xo         GET FREE WEEKLY MEDITATION VIDEOS The only way to understand meditation is by doing it yourself, and I’m here to help. Sign up and I’ll email you a... READ MORE

How can I have compassion for others without ignoring my own needs?

July 31, 2017   |   1 Comment

   Welcome to the Ask Susan podcast. This is episode #23.  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. Katia’s question is about figuring out the balance between kindness toward others and self-care. In this answer, I... READ MORE

The Teacher-Student Relationship: Liberating or a Trap?

July 27, 2017   |   33 Comments

I’m a 20+ year practitioner in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage, a Tibetan Vajrayana tradition. It is based on teachings brought to the West by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. There are things in these two seemingly straightforward sentences that might piss some people off. For example, in my community, there are arguments about whether it is okay to say “Shambhala” and “Buddhist”in... READ MORE

Could meditation be giving me insomnia?

July 18, 2017   |   Leave a reply

   Welcome to the Ask Susan podcast. This is episode #21.  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 truly fascinating. Our questioner has discovered that since beginning a meditation practice, his mind... READ MORE

How can meditation help me with heartbreak?

July 10, 2017   |   3 Comments

   Welcome to the Ask Susan podcast. This is episode #20.  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 excellent question is about equanimity. Our lovely questioner wants to know how she can remain equanimous... READ MORE

What is the best way to prepare for a meditation retreat?

July 3, 2017   |   2 Comments

   Welcome to the Ask Susan podcast. This is episode #19.  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. Ashley is planning to come on one of my retreats. YAY! This is her first-ever meditation retreat and... READ MORE

Meditation is very boring. What am I doing wrong?

June 26, 2017   |   1 Comment

   Welcome to the Ask Susan podcast. This is episode #18.  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. I love, love, love this question from Paula. Thank you, Paula! She has been meditating for several years... READ MORE