Love is essential to our inner unfoldment and to deepening our access to the Absolute realm. —from Buddha's Heart

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Cultivating the Luminous Mind

Buddha’s Heart book
and mentoring program

The book

In 2020 Stephen wrote and published Buddha’s Heart: Meditation Practice for Developing Well-being, Love, and Empathy an original presentation of the 2,600-year-old Buddhist heart meditations, the brahmavihāras. In addition to easy-to-follow instruction for these meditations, the book investigates the common resistances to the heart qualities of our deeper nature and shares exercises to reveal and reduce those resistances.

Buddha’s Heart has received enthusiastic reviews from Dharma teachers and practitioners, Buddhist scholars, and psychologists and mindfulness specialists around the globe. Here is what a few early readers had to say:

For more about Buddha’s Heart, have a look here.

The mentoring program

Dovetailing with his new book, Stephen is pleased to offer a one-year mentoring program based on Buddha’s Heart. This will be an opportunity to take a deep dive into the heart of your true nature while gently working with resistances to your true nature’s heart qualities.

For more about the year-long mentoring program, have a look here.

 

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What's New

November 17, 2020 |

Discovering Relaxation in a Turbulent World

With an ongoing global health pandemic, economic uncertainty, civil rights changes underway, heavily contested...

April 26, 2018 |

Stephen’s Conscious TV interview released

“Transformation and Transcendence” Conscious TV recently interviewed both Stephen and Tina, and has...

August 10, 2017 |

Positive Global Trends Are Overlooked By Media

It is easy in these times to feel overwhelmed by the media’s skewed focus on sensationalized, negative news...

March 10, 2017 |

Italy and London Events Held March 2018

We taught our third retreat in Italy, a 2-week retreat, in March 2018. In London, we taught our first UK event, a...

November 17, 2016 |

Practice as a Balm in Difficult Times

Practice as a Balm in Stressful Times Question from a student: Recently, I have begun a very emotionally stressful...

March 4, 2016 |

Korean and Italian Versions of Practicing the Jhanas

Practicing the Jhanas is now available in Korean and Italian, as well as English. We appreciate the beauty of the...

October 7, 2014 |

First Month-long Retreat Held at Cloud Mountain

We held our first month-long (27-day) retreat from Sept. 6-Oct. 3,2014, at Cloud Mountain Retreat Center in...

October 1, 2013 |

First European Retreat Held in Tuscany, Italy

Our first European retreat was be held at the Lama Tsong Kapa Institute, the largest Tibetan Buddhist Center in...

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