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Meditation is not about self-improvement. It is about love.

April 23, 2018   |   Leave a reply

The meditation begins at 7:25. Audio only version is here. Hello wonderful meditator. As you may know, I just finished writing a book about what our practice teaches us about how to love with courage, intelligence, and extraordinary kindness toward self and other. It’s called The Four Noble Truths of Love: Buddhist Wisdom for Modern Relationships and it will be out... READ MORE

Loving Kindness starts here

April 12, 2018   |   Leave a reply

The meditation begins at 4:48  Audio only version is here. Hello wonderful meditator. As you may know, in meditation, rather than trying to stop thinking or slow our thoughts down, we allow our thoughts to be as they are. When we notice we are distracted by them however, the instruction is to label that moment “thinking,” let go, and come back... READ MORE

Discovering your true path

April 3, 2018   |   Leave a reply

The meditation begins at 7:38 Audio only version is here. Hello wonderful meditator. Welcome to a new week. Before today’s sit, I share with you some ideas about finding your personal spiritual path. No matter what it is, it is almost always arrived at in a unique way. Have you discovered your path? If so, what is it? I’d love... READ MORE

Instead of trying to “make” yourself meditate, do this….

March 19, 2018   |   Leave a reply

The meditation begins at 4:12  Audio only version is here. Hello, wonderful meditator. How is your practice going? I hope it is going well! If so, wonderful. If not, if you think I know I should meditate, but I just can’t seem to make myself do it, I feel so bad about it, what is wrong with me… or something along... READ MORE

Buddhist Wisdom for Relationships: A New Book

March 12, 2018   |   2 Comments

The meditation begins at 8:09 Audio only version is here. Hello, dear Open Heart Project. I am so excited because today (literally) I finished writing my next book, The Four Noble Truths of Love. It will be out in June and I cannot wait to share it with you. This book is extra exciting for me because I am self-publishing it…it... READ MORE

How to become more disciplined. Spoiler alert: you are already doing it.

March 7, 2018   |   3 Comments

The meditation begins at 7:07. Audio only version is here. Hello, dear Open Heart Project. Within the Open Heart Project Sangha (the membership group within the OHP! Join us! You’re so invited!) we explore a theme and this month that theme is discipline. Every single day in March, a different Buddhist teacher will give an online talk on the theme!... READ MORE

My path to meditation. What’s yours?

February 27, 2018   |   Leave a reply

The meditation begins at 11:43 Audio only version is here. Hello, dear Open Heart Project. Every once in a while, I hear from one of you who is interested in learning how I came to the path and practice of meditation. While I want these emails to be about you, I thought I’d take this one opportunity to tell you a... READ MORE

If you feel stuck, this may be what is holding you back.

February 20, 2018   |   6 Comments

The meditation begins at 6:15 Audio only version is here. Hello and welcome to your meditation practice. Each month in the Open Heart Project Sangha (the membership community within the OHP–please join!! You’re invited!!), we explore a theme. This month our theme is “renunciation.” In many wisdom traditions, renunciation is considered an essential part of the path. It is hard... READ MORE

Love and Attachment

February 13, 2018   |   Leave a reply

The meditation begins at 6:00. Audio only version is here. Hello and welcome to your meditation practice. This week is the week of Valentine’s Day here in the western world–a day anticipated by some and dreaded by others. In all cases, love is real! Today’s talk is about attachment. If spiritual people prize non-attachment, how do they fall in love,... READ MORE

Spirituality and Anger: Mutually Exclusive?

February 5, 2018   |   Leave a reply

I’m deep into writing my next book, “The Four Noble Truths of Love.” In fact, the deadline for the manuscript is in just a few days, which is why I am sending you this previously recorded video and meditation. If you’ve seen it before, please enjoy seeing it again. If you have never seen it, please enjoy seeing your meditation... READ MORE

This contains proof of your brilliance.

January 29, 2018   |   Leave a reply

The meditation begins at 4:55 Audio only version is here. Hello, dear meditator. I am so happy  to see you and to offer you this week’s meditation. Before today’s sit, I talk about one very special aspect of our meditation practice together, the one that surprises me over and over. Although it is a very simple part of the meditation... READ MORE