essays on suffering and awakening


Open Heart Beginner’s Mind offers brief essays exploring suffering and awakening in ourselves and our communities.

About Us


Open Heart Beginner's Mind is a blog about seeing the familiar in a new way. Our posts explore how we can awaken through suffering and everyday experiences, and practice peace within ourselves and our communities. The world may feel like it’s burning down, but there’s a lot we can learn from that, and besides—the birds are singing too.

Created by Ian Cooper and Meghan Brown, Open Heart Beginner's Mind is based out of Los Angeles. We welcome submissions from other writers. If you like our work and feel your own writing would be a good fit here, please contact us :)

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