heart wide open

*heart wide open* is a community project based in Wolfville Nova Scotia (and initiated by Heidi Kalyani) that explores ways of bringing both heartfulness and mindfulness into our everyday lives!

heartfulness – listening to our inner voice, and living with loving kindness
mindfulness – being fully in the present moment with openness and curiosity

*heart wide open* offers a variety of weekly, monthly and occasionally recurring practices, which are open to everyone! These include:

  • weekly offerings (Seeds from Silence, Singing with Heart)
  • monthly offerings (Living Mindfulness, Kirtan, Conversation Circles and Heartful Writing)
  • occasional offerings (such as mindful walks, contemplative concerts, as well as workshops and retreats on various heartful and mindful topics)

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

We look forward to meeting you at one of our events in the Wolfville Nova Scotia area, or connecting with you via this website, our Facebook page, or our Instagram account.

To stay connected, please join the email list.


“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