Susan Piver


Susan Piver is the New York Times best-selling author of 11 books including Start Here Now: An Open-Hearted Guide to the Path and Practice of Meditation; The Four Noble Truths of Love; and The Buddhist Enneagram. Susan has been a practicing Buddhist since 1993 and graduated from a Buddhist seminary in 2004. She is an internationally acclaimed meditation teacher known for her ability to translate ancient practices into modern life. Her work has been featured on the Oprah show, TODAY, CNN, and in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and others. In 2013, she launched the Open Heart Project, a virtual mindfulness community with more than 20,000 members. 

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Susan Piver Talks Meditation


  • Relaxation, Meditation, and the Self-Help Demon

    I’ve spent countless hours on the cushion, and a significant percentage of that time was spent looking for short cuts. If there was one to be found, I think I would have stumbled upon it.

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