The Love Big Project is a scholarship program to honor the beautiful life and work of Richard Beatie. Richard’s big love, service to others and inspiration lives on through his message and scholarships.

Richard was devoted to teaching health to teens through his work as a High School Physical Education Teacher. In addition he taught Weight Training and Conditioning classes and coached Varsity Football. In order to pursue his life long goal of inspiring and serving other on their journey to health, Richard changed his career path later in life, leaving a career in Finance to earn his Masters Degree in Education.

10 years ago Richard attended a yoga class with a friend and knew that he had found something life-changing and transformative. Richard started practicing yoga and meditation. During this time, he lost nearly 100 pounds, rehabilitated chronic sport injuries, and found greater purpose in his life. Read more…

Coach Beatie

Coach Beatie

Richard was a unique and extraordinary coach. He did not yell or berate his players but instead focused on teaching the details of the game to his guys. Richard did this with great passion and care. This style of coaching allowed his players to flourish. Many players commented that because of Richard they played with great confidence which resulted in positive results for the player and team.

Richard Beatie Meditation Teacher

Dzogchen Meditation Teacher

Richard was a devoted Dzogchen Buddhist practitioner and attended numerous week long intensive silent meditation retreats. Richard was inspired to share the practices that had changed his life. He generously shared his knowledge and experience with anyone who was interested, leading meditation groups and classes.