Discover the Joy
Within Your Heart

Experience a Heart-Centered Approach to Well-Being

Who We Are

Heart Based Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing educational content and experiential learning to enjoy the profound benefits of heart-centered living.

Our Approach

Our approach helps participants connect to their spiritual heart, enhancing gratitude, peace, joy, and personal and spiritual growth.

Groundbreaking Research

We have partnered with universities, healthcare providers, and corporations to assess the positive impact and unique benefits of the Open Heart state.

Open Heart for Everyone - Free Zoom Program

This simple, yet profound free Zoom series helps participants naturally experience their heart, reducing stress and enhancing True Heart Feelings.

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New Study Shows Meditation Just as Impactful As Drug Therapies

Fill Your Day with Heart

Explore the latest in heart based living, education and research…and much more!

Don't Miss the Next Heart Circle on Wednesday, September 20, 2023!

The next online Heart Circle on Leading Change Together is taking place on Wednesday, September 20, 2003. If you are a current or emerging leader or change agent, this free weekly event is for you! Make some new connections while building togetherness!

A Love Like This

Writer, entrepreneur and mother of three young girls, Sarah Roos-Essl shares her honest and inspiring experience with Open Heart Meditation as part of her multilayered healing journey after her breast cancer diagnosis. Sarah writes, “After several online meditation sessions, I began to feel something inside me slowly begin to thaw…”

Take Heart! New Types of Leaders Are Emerging for a Changing World

Whether you’re a social leader or change agent, learning to lead from the heart inspires others to feel that change is possible. It also encourages loyalty and builds powerful relationships built on kindness, caring and respect. Learn more about today’s new leaders!


Learn the clear differences between regulating our emotions through mind-based approaches – such as emotional intelligence, mindfulness, or cognitive-behavioral strategies – and learning to open our spiritual heart and live a heart-centered life. 

Experience the Simple, Enjoyable and Profound Open Heart Meditation®

Experience a guided Open Heart Meditation accompanied by heartfelt music to help you let go more easily, bringing you deeper into the gentle feelings and improving the benefits for mind,  body and spirit. Just relax, smile and enjoy!

How Having an open heart helps to Enhance & elevate mindfulness

In this insightful video, Ed Rubenstein, Ph.D., a psychologist with 40 years of extensive experience integrating meditation into therapeutic approaches, explains the profound interrelationship between mindfulness and “heartfulness.”

Our Programs

Through proven-effective training programs, we help individuals and organizations discover the profound and lasting benefits that living and working in heart-mind alignment brings.

Learn About Our Unique Approach

From striving to thriving, resistance to resilience, and disconnection to wholeness, our heart based approach naturally promotes happiness, health and well-being.

Resiliency Training for Organizations

During these challenging times, we are serving organizations providing front-line services with meditation, resiliency and stress reduction training free of charge.

A Fundamentally Different Meditation Practice

Rather than relying on the mind, Open Heart Meditation® naturally cleanses negative emotions and stress by connecting with our spiritual heart.

Participants Share from the Heart

Read about our groundbreaking research and explore partnership and training opportunities across a wide range of fields.

Effect of Open Heart Sate on Cancer Cells

Our 4-year trial demonstrated how a 15-minute heart based intervention reduced the spread of cancer cells up to 44%.

Comparing Mindfulness and Open Heart State

Our preliminary research showed the differences between resting, mindfulness and Open Heart states.

Stress Reduction via the Spiritual Heart

Numerous studies show the significant impact a heart-centered practice can have on burnout, stress and resilience.

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