Daily Audio Meditations
Every day, Open Heart Project Sangha members receive an audio meditation. Each session is preceded by a short quote which relates to our monthly theme. Then a gong will ring every 10 minutes to enable you to gauge the time. If you want to sit for 10 minutes, get up after the first gong. If you want to sit for 20, get up after the second gong. And so on. There are six gongs in total. Who knows, one day you may hear all six! Click the quotes below to sample these meditations.
- MARCH 21: What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous. — Thomas Merton
- APRIL 1: I still have meditation sessions when I think or stress or deal with heavy emotion the whole time. It’s true. However, after all these years, I’m definitely a lot more settled, you’ll be glad to know. Unlike before, the thoughts and emotions don’t throw me. If I sit down and my mind is going wild or I’m worried about something, I can still touch in to a settledness that I feel with my mind and my body and my life. It’s not necessarily because things are going so great. Life, as you well know, is a continuous succession: it’s great, it’s lousy, it’s agreeable, it’s disagreeable; it’s joyous and blissful, and other times it’s sad. And being with that, being with this continual succession of agreeable and disagreeable with an open spirit, open heart, and open mind, that’s why I sit to meditate.