Fearless Creativity: A Meditation & Writing Retreat with Susan Piver

Susan Piver

April 8–10, 2011

Tuition $165 + 2 nights

As much as any practice, writing connects us to the undercurrents of wisdom that lie just below the surface of discursive thought. Writing puts us in touch with timely insights, concerns, ideas, and our inherent wakefulness. If you want to know your thoughts and feelings, writing can tell you. If you want to share yourself with others, writing can be your vehicle. And of course, if you long for creative self-expression, writing can give it form. For this program, our tools will be meditation practice, journaling, group discussion, and plenty of personal writing time. We’ll also discuss how to make writing a daily practice, how to approach the fears every writer experiences, and more. Open to writers in all genres, published or unpublished. Introductory meditation instruction will be offered. Please feel free to bring your laptop.

This retreat is also offered as an extended six-day program. Click here.

Susan Piver is the New York Times bestselling author of four books and a frequent contributor to Shambhala Sun and Body+Soul. She has been authorized to teach meditation in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage since 2006. Her latest book is The Wisdom of a Broken Heart.

Susan Piver

Susan Piver is a Buddhist teacher and the New York Times bestselling author of nine books, including The Wisdom of a Broken Heart, and Start Here Now: An Open-Hearted Guide to the Path and Practice of Meditation. Her latest book is The Four Noble Truths of Love: Buddhist Wisdom for Modern Relationships.

Piver has been a student of Buddhism since 1995, graduated from a Buddhist seminary in 2004 and was authorized to teach meditation in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage in 2005.

She teaches workshops and speaks all over the world on meditation, spirituality, communication styles, relationships and creativity. She wrote the relationships column for body + soul magazine, and is a frequent guest on network television, including the Oprah Winfrey Show, Today, and CNN. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, TIME, Parade, Money, and others.

In 2011, Piver launched The Open Heart Project, an online meditation community with more than 20,000 members who practice together and explore ways to bring spiritual values such as kindness, genuineness and fearlessness to everyday life.


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Financial aid is available for this program.