First Time Here?
I’m so glad you’re here. I’m a writer, Buddhist teacher, friend, and community leader. It is my honor to share with you what I’ve learned from more than two decades of meditation practice and Buddhist study: that meditation is far more than the self-improvement hack du jour. It is a path to love.
I have seen over and over how meditation helps you to:
Give up all the self-criticism.
Connect more deeply with the people in your life.
Have the confidence to be 100% genuine.
More than 2500 years of Buddhist meditation practice tells us that, sure, meditation will help you manage stress, but it is actually so much more than that… It is a way of being in the world: fully human, absolutely imperfect, completely devoted to empowering truth, spreading kindness, and giving all you have before the ride is up.
Whether you arrived because a friend recommended me, you read one of my books, or the magic of the internets conspired to bring us together, I’m happy to know you. I hope to offer you tools and friendship that help you break through whatever is holding you back.
This is the place to start.
Meditation is the foundation for a life of joy.
Please sign up for the Open Heart Project newsletter. It is free. Every Monday, I send a 10-minute guided meditation video to help you create a strong foundation for your practice. Each practice session is preceded by a short (under 10 minute) talk on something related to meditation practice. These mini-talks are meant to help you stay focused and give you tips for navigating around the obstacles that may arise.
You can read my book, Start Here Now: An Open-Hearted Guide to the Path and Practice of Meditation. It is an overview of what we do in the Open Heart Project and contains lots of information and guidance about meditation as a path to love and joy rather than merely a self-improvement tactic.
Mindfulness meditation is where it all begins.
Free for new members when you sign up for the weekly meditation newsletter:
- A weekly guided meditation email every Monday.
- 2 of the most popular videos I ever made: ‘Introduction to Meditation’ and ‘Living a Mindful Life’.
- 2 PDF Guides: ‘Setting up a Home Practice’ and ‘How to do a Meditation Retreat Weekend at Home’.
Between all of these offerings, you will have everything you need to begin a strong meditation practice with confidence.