heart wide open

*heart wide open* is a mindfulness and inner vitality project based in Wolfville Nova Scotia, initiated by Heidi Kalyani. Current offerings include — weekly practice, incorporating a yoga/qi gong warm up, meditative singing/chanting (kirtan), and reflective writing/listening/conversation; monthly kirtan evenings; contemplative concerts; short retreats; conversation circles; and mindful meditation walks, hikes and camping trips.

The intention of *heart wide open* is to cultivate compassion, connection, insight and transformation — within ourselves, with each other and within our communities.

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“To meditate is to look deeply into the heart of things.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

“When you begin to touch your heart or let your heart be touched, you begin to discover that it’s bottomless, that it doesn’t have any resolution, that this heart is huge, vast, and limitless. You begin to discover how much warmth and gentleness is there, as well as how much space.” — Pema Chödrön

“Only from the heart can you touch the sky.” — Rumi