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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

Your most frequently asked meditation question answered here.

January 26, 2018   |   Leave a reply

The meditation starts at 8:27 Audio-only version can be downloaded here. Hello, excellent meditators. Before today’s meditation, I answer the question I hear from you most frequently. Spoiler alert: It has something do with the eyes… Thoughts? I always love to hear from you! With love, Susan GET FREE WEEKLY MEDITATION VIDEOS The only way to understand meditation is by... 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