It is so nice to meet a fellow traveler. I’m guessing you’re here because you want to learn to meditate and, beyond that, to connect with your tribe: people who are You’re interested in mindfulness, in part because of the indisputable health benefits, sure, but mostly because you want to feel something other that whatever you feel right now.
You want to feel stronger.
You want more joy.
You’re tired of being made to feel weird because you look at things in a different way.
You know that success is not limited to acquiring more stuff, it’s about empowering truth and spreading kindness.
Your path is not linear and although you can’t really explain what drives you, you trust your inner voice (or want to).
You see that to live a life of love, joy, and power, you need to become loving, joyful, and powerful on the inside and that when you do, what you seek comes to you.
You understand that the most important work happens within. Somewhere along the line, you got the idea that meditation was part of that work, not to become a better leader/athlete/salesperson, but to become a better you.
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 glad you’re here. I’m so looking forward to joining you on the path.
I’m a writer, Buddhist teacher, wife, friend, and community leader who wants to help you make your whole life into your spiritual practice so that your romantic relationships, friendships, work, and creative aspirations are a true reflection of who you really are.
Mindfulness meditation is where it all begins.
Want to learn to meditate?
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.
This is the place to start.
When you sign up for the OHP newsletter, you will receive a free audio training: The 7-Day Meditation Challenge. You’ll receive an email each day for seven days with a new guided meditation. You’ll also get three of the most popular videos I ever made: What is Meditation?, The Three Biggest Misconceptions about Meditation, and How to Set Up a Home Practice.
Between all of these offerings, you will have everything you need to begin a strong meditation practice with confidence.