Open Heart Retreat
April 5–8, 2013
One could say that the point of spiritual practice is to open one’s heart. Yet this is so difficult for everyone. It is easier to study gentleness and courage than it is to practice them. During this program, we will examine what keeps our hearts closed – in relationships, towards life, and most of all, toward ourselves. Join Shambhala teacher and founder of the Open Heart Project, Susan Piver, for a weekend of meditation practices, journaling, small group dialogue and an exploration of ways we can bring our raw and tender hearts home to the world of family, politics, work, and love.
Susan Piver is the New York Times bestselling author of seven books, including the award-winning How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life and The Wisdom of a Broken Heart. She is an authorized teacher and meditation instructor in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage and has practiced meditation for over 15 years. Susan leads retreats and teaches around the world. In 2011, Piver launched The Open Heart Project, which offers an online course of meditation instruction to thousands of at-home practitioners.
Financial aid is available for this program.