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 20,000 members who practice together and explore ways to bring spiritual values such as kindness, genuineness and fearlessness to everyday life.

Upcoming Programs by Susan Piver

Week-long Spring Meditation Retreat (Weekthun)

Also Lodro Rinzler

March 18–26, 2017

  Do a deep dive into your meditation practice with this one week intensive. Appropriate for newbies and experienced meditators, this is a chance to deepen your understanding of meditation as well as your own mind and heart. We will practice shamatha, peaceful-abiding meditation, under the guidance of Shambhala teacher and best-selling Buddhist author Lodro […]

Week-long Spring Meditation Retreat (Weekthun)

Also Lodro Rinzler

March 18–26, 2017

  Do a deep dive into your meditation practice with this one week intensive. Appropriate for newbies and experienced meditators, this is a chance to deepen your understanding of meditation as well as your own mind and heart. We will practice shamatha, peaceful-abiding meditation, under the guidance of Shambhala teacher and best-selling Buddhist author Lodro […]

Open Heart Project Retreat

September 14–19, 2017

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, […]

Writing & Meditation Summit

Also Albert Flynn DeSilver and Lodro Rinzler

September 21–25, 2017

In sessions led by each of the three distinguished faculty members, you’ll hear inspiring talks, engage in innovative writing exercises, explore dynamic meditation practices, discuss the art and craft of writing, and have the opportunity to share your work in a nurturing environment that engages and challenges writers of all levels, from the novice to […]