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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

Want to deepen your relationships? Turn off the projector

May 14, 2018   |   Leave a reply

The meditation begins at 6:37. Audio only version is here. Hello wonderful meditator. Before today’s practice, I offer you some thoughts on a particular habit that tends to mess up our closest relationships–and how meditation can serve as an antidote. Thoughts and reactions? I always love to hear from you. Love, Susan PS Please join me for a 21-day meditation... READ MORE

What should I do with my anger?

May 7, 2018   |   3 Comments

The meditation begins at 11:32. Audio only version is here. Hello wonderful meditator. There is a lot of anger in the world, in part because there is a lot to be angry about. Some people in the spiritual world say anger is always wrong. Others say it is necessary, a righteous force for  justice, for correcting wrongs. Who is right?... READ MORE

Meditation is not a life-hack. It is a path to love

May 7, 2018   |   Leave a reply

The meditation begins at 6:11. Audio only version is here. Hello wonderful meditator. I am so happy to see you. As I keep mentioning (sorry if it’s getting obnoxious!!), I just finished writing a book about love, called The Four Noble Truths of Love: Buddhist Wisdom for Modern Relationships and it will be out in June. This goes to say that... READ MORE

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

April 23, 2018   |   1 Comment

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