Discussing why it is so difficult to open the heart, RamDev provides practical lessons on how to rest in the heart-space more often.

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“When we’ve lost connection with our heart, is there anything more important than stopping, feeling the suffering intimately, with mercy and tenderness?” – RamDev Dale Borglum

This week on Healing at the Edge, RamDev speaks about:
  • Why it is so hard to open the heart
  • The Buddhist Heart Sutra and the nature of the heart as empty
  • The quality of non-self and vast openness
  • The theoretical versus the practical
  • How resting in the heart frees us from the abyss
  • The way that emotions like fear and anger keep our heart closed
  • Using mantra to drill into the heart
  • Devotion and compassion as the key parts of an open heart
  • Everything as a display of pure consciousness
  • Receiving the grace that is always there

“The heart is basically as radiant and vast and open as the sky itself. It’s always thus. But, to be resting there, means resting in this openness. Resting in the empty nature of things, including the nature of the sense of self.” – RamDev Dale Borglum

Listen to more from RamDev Dale Borglum:
RamDev talks about how the current state of the world is uncovering so many opportunities for practice, in Healing at the Edge Ep. 48
RamDev gives a dharma talk about cultivating enough faith to face things as they are, and leads a meditation centered on the power of the grounding breath, in Healing at the Edge Ep. 49.
Building a bridge from separation to connection, RamDev offers practices for staying grounded, working with emotions like grief, and transmuting fear into love, in Healing at the Edge Ep. 67.
RamDev shares stories of his time with Ram Dass from the early days of the satsang, and reflects on what Ram Dass meant to him as a teacher and friend, in Healing at the Edge Ep. 42.
RamDev shares a dharma talk on how we can ease our suffering by offering compassion to our fear, in Healing a the Edge Ep. 46.
About RamDev Dale Borglum:

RamDev Dale Borglum is the founder and Executive Director of the Living/Dying Project in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a pioneer in the conscious dying movement and has worked directly with thousands of people with life-threatening illnesses and their families for over 30 years. In 1981, Dale founded the first residential facility in the United States, The Dying Center, for people who wished to die consciously. His life’s work and passion has been and continues to be the healing of our individual and collective relationship with death and using our mortality as an inspiration for spiritual awakening.

Listen to more from RamDev Dale Borglum:

RamDev talks about how the current state of the world is uncovering so many opportunities for practice, in Healing at the Edge Ep. 48

RamDev gives a dharma talk about cultivating enough faith to face things as they are, and leads a meditation centered on the power of the grounding breath, in Healing at the Edge Ep. 49.

Building a bridge from separation to connection, RamDev offers practices for staying grounded, working with emotions like grief, and transmuting fear into love, in Healing at the Edge Ep. 67.

RamDev shares stories of his time with Ram Dass from the early days of the satsang, and reflects on what Ram Dass meant to him as a teacher and friend, in Healing at the Edge Ep. 42.

RamDev shares a dharma talk on how we can ease our suffering by offering compassion to our fear, in Healing a the Edge Ep. 46.