Fearless Creativity: A Meditation & Writing Retreat with Susan Piver

Susan Piver

April 13–16, 2012

  • $210.00 – Program Price
  • $150.00 – Senior Citizens Price
  • $125.00 – Students with current ID

Writing connects us to the undercurrents of wisdom that lie just below the surface of discursive thought. It puts us in touch with timely insights, concerns, ideas and our natural wakefulness. If you want to share yourself with others, writing can be your vehicle. If you long for creative self-expression, writing can give it form. In this program, we will deepen our relationship with the written word through meditation practice, journaling, discussions and personal writing time. Please note that though we will have plenty of group interaction, the emphasis will be on unguided time alone, writing. Writers of all genres, published or unpublished, are welcome.

Susan Piver is a New York Times best-selling author of five books and a frequent contributor to Shambhala Sun. Her latest book is The Wisdom of a Broken Heart. Susan has been authorized to teach meditation in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage since 2006.

See this video for comments from past participants.

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.


Program Details

Date and Time Details: Please arrive at noon ....

Registration takes place from 2– 5 pm on your program start date. All participants and volunteer staff must check in at our Guest Registration house. Please arrive before 5 pm to check in and settle into your accommodations. Your program begins with dinner, followed by an orientation. The Guest Registration house closes at 5 pm after which no one is available to provide information or orient you to your accommodations. All programs usually end at 12:30 pm on the program's departure date, followed by lunch. Further specifics regarding your program's schedule will be available upon arrival. If applicable, you will receive an email from the program coordinator in the week prior to your program with any additional information you may need.

Financial aid is available for this program.