"I’m happy that you found your way here. Let me share with you what Present Heart is about. Each of us is capable of a deep understanding of our own heart and mind, and contemplative practices can help us to develop this understanding. It’s about opening ourselves to the fullness of life and to the love that surrounds and lives through us. When our mind is centered in the present and our heart is open, we discover a sense of wholeness, connectedness and peace right where we are. We experience a kind of homecoming. The Present Heart site offers contemplative resources to support this return to our true home in presence and love." — Louise
Dr. Louise Ferretti is a clinical neuropsychologist serving children and families in western New York. She has been exploring mindfulness and heart-opening practices for over 20 years, with experience in Vipassana and Tibetan meditation traditions. She has taught mindfulness to children living with mental health challenges, and offered heart-opening practices in faith communities seeking a deeper contemplation on love. Her current teaching is through community centers and educational venues in Buffalo. February of 2021 marks her graduation from the two-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program developed and led by leading mindfulness teachers Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach.