Welcome to Open Heart Meditation - Los Angeles

There are many types of meditation techniques and practices ranging from active ones where the practitioner attempts to control their breath, to focusing the mind, to chanting to visualization. There are also other kinds of meditation that are more passive where the meditator just relaxes and tries to calm or still their mind from thinking. All of these meditation techniques are focused at using the brain to ease brain activity, which can be challenging to master for those with an active mind.

Unlike traditional meditation, Open Heart Meditation™ is a remarkably simple, yet effective, heart-based practice that is centered on “feeling” rather than on brain-oriented visualizations or breathing techniques, making this practice purely experiential

Open Heart Meditation™ has helped many people reduce their stress level and heal on a deep internal level, enabling them to cope better emotionally and allowing the natural healing process to happen much faster.  In addition, this practice is universal and nondenominational and it encourages respect for all religious beliefs.

This is not a serious practice that involves hard work, creative visualizations or any sort of effort whatsoever. 

"Some of us have long asked why we cannot hold on to happiness. For all of the scholarship and human insights across centuries, nobody has found a complete and enduring answer. Perhaps because it has been too close to see…

The answer, the key, is our heart."

~ Irmansyah Effendi, M.Sc., Founder Padmacahaya Institute for Inner Study

Our spiritual heart is the key to experiencing peace, calmness, joy and true love.

By connecting to our heart we are able to naturally:


• reduce stress
• experience more joy
• reduce emotional burdens
• enjoy more peace and calmness
• strengthen our heart
• pray from our heart

The process of connecting to our heart is natural, joyful, freeing, and purely experiential. It's not a serious practice that involves hard work, visualizations or breathing techniques. Instead, if done properly, it should feel light, gentle, peaceful, easy... and fun!

We welcome you to experience the universal truth, natural joy, lasting peace and true beauty of the spiritual heart for yourself!

Our Heart is the Key

If we look at the motivations behind our thoughts and actions—conscious and unconscious—they are all to get us closer to the feeling, or at least the idea, of happiness.

Yet in spite of our worldly success and social relationships, we sometimes feel lonely, empty, as if something is missing. Even when we experience happiness, it tends to be more of a brief touch than a lasting embrace. We seem to slip back to a lower plane, a place of wanting, again and again.

Some of us have long asked why we cannot hold on to happiness. For all of the scholarship and human insights across the centuries, nobody has found a complete and enduring answer. Perhaps because it has been too close to see…

The answer, the key, is our heart. Not the physical heart that beats in our chest, but our spiritual heart: the key connection to True Source - the Source of peace, calmness, and joy, the Source of our True Self. Our true self or spirit is within our heart. The Creator, True Source, is a Spirit, and therefore our true self is also a spirit -- a spark of True Source. Our heart is a special facility provided so that there is always a beautiful connection between True Source and all true selves.

Why Should You Open Your Heart?

While the brain is easily influenced by its surrounding our heart cannot be manipulated by anyone else. The truths from our heart are just that: truths untouched and untouchable by circumstance, persuasion, ego, or any other outside force.

Rather, we and True Source are the only ones who can affect our heart; no other being has the power to make our heart dirty except ourselves. Thus, when we feel hurt, angry, sad, or experience any other negative emotions, we must remind ourselves that it isn't really our colleagues, friends, family, or adverse life events causing these emotions within us. It's actually us following the negativity, allowing it to make our heart dirty.

In cleansing and opening our heart, however, it's not enough to rely on our own effort. Just as we're vulnerable to outside forces, we also lack of the internal strength to rid our selves completely of this negative energy. The best way -- the most beautiful and joyful way -- to cleanse and open our heart is to ask True Source for blessings. The Open Heart Meditation practice opens and cleanses your heart by relying onto True Source's Blessings of Love and Light.

The Benefits of Open Heart Meditation™

In practicing the Open Heart Meditation™ and opening our hearts more to True Source, we receive so many wonderful benefits. Not only does it make our lives more joyful and fulfilling, but it also improves our spiritual growth.

With an open heart:

  • Our connection to True Source becomes more beautiful
  • We feel light, calm, and joyful
  • We are far from stress
  • We find it easy to smile from our heart
  • We are mentally, physically, and emotionally healthy
  • We are able to pray from within our heart
  • We are able to do good deeds with love
  • We are more grateful for everything
  • We surrender more and are less attached
  • We recognize the truth (True Source’s Will)

Experience Open Heart Meditation™ at one of our FREE introductory sessions

• West Los Angeles Meetup

• Down Town LA Meetup

• San Fernando Valley Meetup


Download a Guided Recording of Open Heart Meditation™

The Open Heart Meditation is now available for download in MP3 format on iTunes and CD Baby for $2.99. Click here to download from iTunes or CD Baby.

Read the best selling book – Smile to Your Heart Meditations: Simple Practices for Peace, Health and Spiritual Growth™

An easy, step-by-step guide to opening, feeling and enjoying your heart, Smile to Your Heart Meditations will teach you to naturally:

♥ Experience the calmness and happiness within your heart

♥ Achieve deeper, more joyful and experiential meditations

♥ Recognize the difference between using your brain and your heart

♥ Let your heart be strengthened and cleansed of negativities

♥ Improve your beautiful connection with the Divine Source

♥ Rely on your heart more in your interactions with others

♥ Allow more joy and positive energy to flow throughout your life

Purchase the book in paperback on Amazon, click here.

For more information about Open Heart Meditation™ and our workshops, contact us :)

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