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Answering your questions…this one is from Cindy

October 8, 2018   |   Leave a reply

The meditation begins at 8:12 Audio only version is here. Hello, dear meditator. A few weeks ago, I asked you guys what you would like to hear about in these videos. I received so many wonderful requests–thank you. I will answer each of them. If you would like to suggest a topic or ask a question, please do. List it... READ MORE

The key to sustainability (in meditation practice, social justice, hanging tough, and being kind)

October 1, 2018   |   Leave a reply

The meditation begins at 11:24 Audio only version is here. Hello, dear meditator. I hope you are well. It has been a tough week in the USA/everywhere, no matter what your political affiliation. Wherever I look, I see people who have been victims: of sexual abuse, racism, classism, social injustice, the patriarchy, and more–whether you are straight, LGBTQIA, white, POC,... READ MORE

A loving kindness meditation for victims of abuse

September 28, 2018   |   4 Comments

Let’s sit together and practice with what hurts the most, not to feel better but to stay focused, strong, and connected with each other. I’ll also read you something I read by Rod Owens that I found enormously powerful: Spiritual Rituals of Resistance, Resilience, and Sustainability By Rod Owens …………………………………………………………………….. Rise early in the morning. Hear in the stillness of... READ MORE

How do I know who to trust in my practice?

September 24, 2018   |   2 Comments

The meditation begins at 11:02 Audio only version is here. Hello, dear meditator. I hope you are well and enjoying this season of transition. I’m glad to be back home after a very busy summer of traveling. I’m fixing to be home for a solid month! That makes me happy. I hope you are feeling happy, too. In this week’s... 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   |   Leave a reply

      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   |   31 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   |   2 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