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Music and Meditation

August 13, 2018   |   Leave a reply

The meditation begins at 4:00 Audio only version is here. Hello, dear Open Heart Project meditator. For the month of August, we’re taking a little summer break and bringing back some of the most requested Monday Meditation talks. This is an oldie but goodie from 2014. It seeks to demonstrate how listening to music can teach us how to feel,... READ MORE

Your Meditation Teacher is Angry

August 7, 2018   |   Leave a reply

The meditation begins at 12:20 Audio only version is here. Hello, dear Open Heart Project meditator. For the month of August, we’re taking a little summer break and bringing back some of the most requested Monday Meditation talks. This is an oldie but goodie from 2015. I recorded this an hour after I had a fight with my husband. Enjoy!... READ MORE

Are you willing to open your heart?

July 30, 2018   |   Leave a reply

The meditation begins at 6:14 Audio only version is here. Hello, dear Open Heart Project meditator. We all come to meditation because we want to feel…better. Yes! I hope you will feel better in every way! But meditation does more than help you with stress. It actually opens your heart to love. Before today’s sit, I explain why I say... READ MORE

These 3 qualities can help you accomplish…basically anything

July 23, 2018   |   Leave a reply

The meditation begins at 7:35. Audio only version is here. Hello, dear Open Heart Project meditator. I am so happy that you have chosen to explore the path of meditation. Before today’s sit, I share with you the three qualities that can help you travel this path well–and they don’t just apply to the path of meditation. These qualities can... READ MORE

A moment of awakening

July 16, 2018   |   Leave a reply

The meditation begins at 4:45. Audio only version is here. Hello, dear Open Heart Project meditator. Before today’s sit, I share with you a personal moment from my life, more than 20 years ago. It was the moment I realized what it meant to be on the spiritual path. I share it with you here with the hope that it... READ MORE

One of the top FAQs about meditation: How do I get others to do this?

July 9, 2018   |   Leave a reply

The meditation begins at 5:57. Audio only version is here. Hello, dear Open Heart Project meditator. In my 20+ years as a meditator, it has been my delight to see people discover the mysterious and unpredictable power of this exceedingly simple practice. No one can predict how the practice will unfold for you, but at some point, you notice changes.... READ MORE

On Shambhala

June 30, 2018   |   209 Comments

Dear friends, students, and Shambhala Sangha, If you haven’t heard, the head of my Shambhala lineage has been accused of clerical sexual abuse. The community is reeling. Whether you are in the Open Heart Project community or are a fellow Shambhala practitioner, I want to share with you my own thoughts and feelings about what is going on. First, thank... READ MORE

You are already doing it right.

June 25, 2018   |   Leave a reply

The meditation begins at 5:10. Audio only version is here. Hello, dear, wonderful Sangha. I hope you are well and your week is off to a great start. Before today’s sit, I want to offer you my #1 best tip for improving your meditation practice. (Spoiler alert: it has something to do with releasing the effort to continually improve…) Thoughts?... READ MORE

The 3 biggest misconceptions about meditation are…

June 18, 2018   |   Leave a reply

The meditation begins at 8:16 Audio only version is here. Hello, dear, wonderful Open Heart Project meditator. I hope you are well! I hope your week is going to be fantastic. As a meditator for more than 20 years and a teacher who has taught thousands of people how to meditate, I have seen over and over how certain misconceptions... READ MORE