Open Heart Project Retreat

Susan Piver

September 14–19, 2017

Tuition $425 + 5 nights

Practice meditation to recover a sense of balance, cultivate fearlessness, sharpen your mind, and soften your heart. This 5-day retreat is a gathering for the Open Heart Project, a 20,000 member online meditation community, AND anyone who is committed to living with a clear mind and an open heart in order to bring more sanity, love, and joy into the world. Each day will include guided practices and talks from Susan Piver as well as participant led breakout sessions that arise from the group’s collective wisdom. Days will be spent in practice, dialog, and learning from each other. Evenings are for gathering socially to get to know each other and deepen connections. ​

Retreat Schedule

September 14

Arrival day. Check-in from 2 pm to 5 pm, dinner at 6 pm, followed by orientation

September 15-18

7 am Early morning meditation practice and gentle wake-up walk in the mountain air

8 am Breakfast (vegetarian options available at all meals)

9 am Meditation practice, discussion groups, contemplative practices, a talk from Susan

12:30 pm Lunch and break (hike, rest, read, write, hang out with new friends)

2:30 pm Meditation practice

4 pm Tea break

4:30 pm Participant-led group explorations on a variety of topics: learn from each other and share group wisdom

6 pm Dinner

7:30 pm Evening event (evening one: a talk and discussion; evening two: movie night!!; evening three: roundtable discussion; evening four: banquet and dance party)

Program ends formally on the evening of the 18th

September 19

Departure day, breakfast and lunch are included.

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

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. This program ends formally on Monday, September 18th. Tuesday, September 19th is a departure day, and breakfast and lunch are included. 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.