ONLINE • Fearlessly Creative: An Online Meditation & Writing Retreat

Susan Piver

December 12–13, 2020

  • $75.00 – Subsidized Tuition
  • $150.00 – Standard Tuition
  • $200.00 – Supporting Tuition

What do writers want more than anything in the world? Time to write.

Yet even if such precious time could be found, it’s not always easy to settle into the writing groove. Meditation can help synchronize mind and body in a way that truly supports the creative process. In addition to plenty of personal writing time, quiet, and the supportive (but non-intrusive!) presence of other writers, this writing retreat will include meditation instruction and discussion of how to create and maintain a practice at home. Evenings provide the option to share and discuss your work with others, if you would like.

Open to writers of fiction and non-fiction, published and unpublished. Please note that the majority of time will be spent writing rather than doing writing exercises. Thus this writing retreat is best for those who wish to begin, continue, or complete a particular project. Bring your ideas, works-in-progress, or simply your wish to devote attention to your creativity.


This program will be live and in the present moment, and recording will not be available for future viewing. Please review the schedule and ensure you are able to attend all sessions.

Tiered Pricing & Scholarships

This program offers tiered pricing to accommodate most instances of financial need. If you would be unable to attend at the subsidized tuition rate, we do have a limited number of scholarships available. As of December 1, scholarships for this program are now full.

If you are able to register at the “Supporter” level, thank you for supporting the ability for others to attend this retreat.


Registration will close two hours before the start of the program.

Daily Schedule

Saturday, Dec 12, 9 am MT – 6 pm MT

Sunday, Dec 13, 9 am MT- 12 pm MT


Of course, you may join from any timezone.


Susan Piver

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

Known for her insight, clarity, and humor, Susan has an international reputation for being an exceptionally skillful meditation teacher. She teaches workshops and speaks on mindfulness, innovation, communication, relationships, and creativity.

She has been a student of Buddhism since 1993, graduated from a Buddhist seminary in 2004 and was authorized to teach meditation in 2005.

In 2012, she founded The Open Heart Project, the world’s largest online-only meditation center.

Program Details

This virtual retreat will be conducted on Zoom. After registration, you will receive an email with simple instructions for downloading and using Zoom on your computer, laptop, or other device. At least 24 hours before the start time, a link to join the retreat will be sent to you via email.