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 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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