Meditation and Creativity: A Meditation Retreat for Writers with Susan Piver

Susan Piver

October 25–29, 2009

Tuition $195 + 4 nights

As writers we all hunger for the same things: time to write and creative flow. Yet even when we find such precious time, it may not be easy to settle into the writing groove. Through practicing meditation, however, we can access our true voice and deepest inspiration. Join us for this four day retreat as we interweave meditation practice, personal writing time and group discussion, sharing both silence and our writing with each other. Open to writers in all genres, published or unpublished. Introductory meditation instruction will be offered. Please feel free to bring your laptop.

Susan Piver is the New York Times bestselling author of four books and a frequent contributor to the Shambhala Sun and Body+Soul magazine. Her next book, The Wisdom of a Broken Heart is due out in January, 2010. She has been authorized to teach meditation in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage since 2006.

Susan will also be leading a shorter weekend program for writers October 23 to 25. A 20% tuition discount is offered to those participating in both the weekend and weekday programs. Click here to register for both programs.

Susan Piver

Susan Piver is a Buddhist teacher and the New York Times bestselling author of nine books, including the award-winning How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life and The Wisdom of a Broken Heart. Her latest book is Start Here Now: An Open-Hearted Guide to the Path and Practice of Meditation.

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 16,000 members who practice together and explore ways to bring spiritual values such as kindness, genuineness and fearlessness to everyday life.

Program Details

Financial aid is available for this program.