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Heart Centered Living

Heart joy, gratitude, compassion, forgiveness, acceptance, openness, innocence, love, spirit
Centered grounded, fully present, in the now, strong
Living engaged, enjoying, loving, living practical spirituality in this world

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How do you live a fully engaged life with joy?

In a divisive world full of aggressiveness, how do you keep your heart open? 

How can you be at peace without having to withdraw and detach?


(Hint: Heart Centered Living holds the answers)
Heart Centered Living is:
  • Discovering the foundation for all the facets of the heart that lead to radical acceptance, expansive joy, deep gratitude, and universal compassion. 
  • Exploring the source of love deep within yourself. 
  • Integrating practical spirituality into everyday life.
The Three Aspects of Heart Centered Living

Heart-based Meditation

An effortless, relaxing meditation to connect to the source of peace, love and bliss within. 

Heart Centering

A way of centering and integrating the gains of meditation into our moment-to-moment existence. 

Facets of the Heart Training

Exploring the foundations of the most efficient heart centered practices such radical acceptance, gratitude, expansive joy, compassion, forgiveness and more. 

An Invitation
An invitation to a new way.

A real way, based on neuroscience.

A way grounded in your own experience.

A way centered in exploring your own heart. 
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Get started exploring Heart Centered Living Today!

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Upcoming Events

  • Online Heart-Based Meditation Retreat: The Art of Surrender: Embracing Life's Flow
    Online Heart-Based Meditation Retreat: The Art of Surrender: Embracing Life's Flow
    Wed, Apr 17
    Online Retreat
    Apr 17, 2024, 7:00 PM EDT – Apr 22, 2024, 11:00 AM EDT
    Online Retreat
    This online retreat will be streamed live from The Art of Living Center in Boone, NC. Join us via the internet for this life-transforming expereince.
  • In-person Heart-based Meditation Retreat: The Art of Surrender - Embracing Life's Flow, April 17-22, 2024
    In-person Heart-based Meditation Retreat: The Art of Surrender - Embracing Life's Flow, April 17-22, 2024
    Wed, Apr 17
    The Art of Living Retreat Center
    Apr 17, 2024, 7:00 PM EDT – Apr 22, 2024, 11:00 AM EDT
    The Art of Living Retreat Center, 639 Whispering Hills Rd, Boone, NC 28607, USA
    Join us for this very special opportunity to be together in person. The time spent with others on retreats like this is priceless. Past attendees have shared that our in-person retreat has been one of the most precious, profound, and transformative experiences of their lives.
  • Feb. 16-18 Heart-based Meditation Retreat: Presence - The Awe and Grace of Now
    Feb. 16-18 Heart-based Meditation Retreat: Presence - The Awe and Grace of Now
    Fri, Feb 16
    Live Online via Zoom
    Feb 16, 2024, 7:00 PM EST – Feb 18, 2024, 12:00 PM EST
    Live Online via Zoom
    Life is to be enjoyed, not survived. The key to being able to savor life is living presence. Discover how to live presence, release the past and create the best possible future.
  • Healing through the Radiance of the Heart - 3- Day or 5-Day Online Retreat
    Healing through the Radiance of the Heart - 3- Day or 5-Day Online Retreat
    Fri, Jan 19
    Live Online via Zoom
    Jan 19, 2024, 7:00 PM EST – Jan 24, 2024, 12:00 PM EST
    Live Online via Zoom
    Start out the year with deep rest, renewal and deep inner healing with our January 3-Day or 5-Day Heart-based Meditation Retreat.
  • December 15-17, 2023 Celebrating Life!
    December 15-17, 2023 Celebrating Life!
    Fri, Dec 15
    Live Online via Zoom
    Dec 15, 2023, 7:00 PM EST – Dec 17, 2023, 12:00 PM EST
    Live Online via Zoom
    Explore the art of celebrating life in the setting of community, Heart-based Meditation and deep rest. Come join us while we rejuvenate and celebrate!
  • November 10-12, 2023 The Power of Forgiveness Heart-based Meditation Retreat
    November 10-12, 2023 The Power of Forgiveness Heart-based Meditation Retreat
    Fri, Nov 10
    Live Online via Zoom
    Nov 10, 2023, 7:00 PM EST – Nov 12, 2023, 12:00 PM EST
    Live Online via Zoom
    Discover how forgiveness can foster power and freedom. Come explore the facets of the heart and how to form a foundation for letting go and for forgiving. And come enjoy the richness of spiritual community.
  • Oct 13-15 Heart-based Meditation Retreat: Trust & Faith and the End of Fear & Doubt
    Oct 13-15 Heart-based Meditation Retreat: Trust & Faith and the End of Fear & Doubt
    Fri, Oct 13
    Live Online via Zoom
    Oct 13, 2023, 7:00 PM EDT – Oct 15, 2023, 12:00 PM EDT
    Live Online via Zoom
    Come explore with us the foundations for trust and faith, and for stepping out of the mind and into the heart.
  • Sept 8-10 Heart-based Meditation Retreat: The Heart of Compassion
    Sept 8-10 Heart-based Meditation Retreat: The Heart of Compassion
    Fri, Sep 08
    Live Online via Zoom
    Sep 08, 2023, 7:00 PM EDT – Sep 10, 2023, 12:00 PM EDT
    Live Online via Zoom
    Come explore the foundation for cultivating the heart of compassion. The transformative nature of compassion changes our relationships, our interactions with others and the quality of our inner experience. Join us for this profound weekend.
  • Aug. 26th: Unity & Compassion - Cultivating a Heart of Compassion - One-Day Immersion
    Aug. 26th: Unity & Compassion - Cultivating a Heart of Compassion - One-Day Immersion
    Sat, Aug 26
    Online Mini-Retreat
    Aug 26, 2023, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM EDT
    Online Mini-Retreat
    Compassion flows easily when it has a solid foundation. In this immersion we explore the facet of the heart that brings us to an effortless compassion.
  • August 18-20, 2023 Heart-based Meditation Teachers Update Retreat
    August 18-20, 2023 Heart-based Meditation Teachers Update Retreat
    Fri, Aug 18
    Live Online via Zoom
    Aug 18, 2023, 7:00 PM EDT – Aug 20, 2023, 12:00 PM EDT
    Live Online via Zoom
    This retreat is for Heart-based Meditation teachers only. It is to update on the latest teaching and teaching methods.
  • August 11-13, 2023 Developing Intuition and Accelerating Growth
    August 11-13, 2023 Developing Intuition and Accelerating Growth
    Fri, Aug 11
    Live Online via Zoom
    Aug 11, 2023, 7:00 PM EDT – Aug 13, 2023, 12:00 PM EDT
    Live Online via Zoom
    When we heart center and calm the mind, we can open to intuitive knowing. This can be a profound aid in aligning us with our true self and cultivating greater happiness. Join us for a deep exploration of intuition and accelerating growth.
  • July 29th: Settledness, Alignment & Spiritual Intuition - Developing Alignment Through Intuition - One-Day Immersion
    July 29th: Settledness, Alignment & Spiritual Intuition - Developing Alignment Through Intuition - One-Day Immersion
    Sat, Jul 29
    Online Mini-Retreat
    Jul 29, 2023, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM EDT
    Online Mini-Retreat
    Explore this Facet of the Heart as we dive into a deeper understanding of intuition and alignment with our true selves and how we can tap into these effortlessly.
  • July 21-23, 2023 Easing Stress and Suffering - Heart-based Meditation Retreat
    July 21-23, 2023 Easing Stress and Suffering - Heart-based Meditation Retreat
    Fri, Jul 21
    Live Online via Zoom
    Jul 21, 2023, 7:00 PM EDT – Jul 23, 2023, 12:00 PM EDT
    Live Online via Zoom
    If we want to have less stress and suffering in our lives, the easiest way is through Radical Acceptance. Come discover what this is and how to live this greater peace and ease in daily life.
  • July 8th: Peace & Acceptance - Easing Stress and Suffering - One-Day Immersion
    July 8th: Peace & Acceptance - Easing Stress and Suffering - One-Day Immersion
    Sat, Jul 08
    Online Mini-Retreat
    Jul 08, 2023, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM EDT
    Online Mini-Retreat
    A deep understanding of this Facet of the Heart frees us from stress and suffering. Come join us for this immersion on peace and acceptance.
  • June 23-25, 2023 Awe & Appreciation - Rediscovering the Magic of Awe and Wonder - Heart-based Meditation Retreat
    June 23-25, 2023 Awe & Appreciation - Rediscovering the Magic of Awe and Wonder - Heart-based Meditation Retreat
    Fri, Jun 23
    Live Online via Zoom
    Jun 23, 2023, 7:00 PM EDT – Jun 25, 2023, 12:00 PM EDT
    Live Online via Zoom
    Awe and wonder are powerfully transformative and contribute deeply to our overall happiness. Learn how to cultivate these in your daily life effortlessly.
  • June 10th: Awe & Appreciation - Rediscovering the Magic of Awe and Wonder - One-Day Immersion
    June 10th: Awe & Appreciation - Rediscovering the Magic of Awe and Wonder - One-Day Immersion
    Sat, Jun 10
    Online Mini-Retreat
    Jun 10, 2023, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM EDT
    Online Mini-Retreat
    Explore this Facet of the Heart as we dive into a deeper understanding of the source of awe and appreciation, and how we can tap into these effortlessly.
  • May 19-21 Bliss & Joy - Living in the Light of Your True Nature: HBM Meditation Retreat
    May 19-21 Bliss & Joy - Living in the Light of Your True Nature: HBM Meditation Retreat
    Fri, May 19
    Live Online via Zoom
    May 19, 2023, 7:00 PM EDT – May 21, 2023, 12:00 PM EDT
    Live Online via Zoom
    Explore the bliss and joy within your own heart, as we retreat deep within during this weekend Heart-based Meditation Retreat.
  • April 14-16 or April 14-19 Heart-based Meditation Retreat: Joyous Relationships
    April 14-16 or April 14-19 Heart-based Meditation Retreat: Joyous Relationships
    Fri, Apr 14
    Live Online via Zoom
    Apr 14, 2023, 7:00 PM EDT – Apr 19, 2023, 12:00 PM EDT
    Live Online via Zoom
    We all could use more joy in our lives. One of the greatest sources of joy can be our relationships. Come explore with us using the tools of Heart-based Meditation to enhance joy in all our relationships.
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