BOOKS

From meditation and spirituality to relationships and creativity, Susan’s books support you to discover your unique path.

Start Here Now: An Open-Hearted Guide to the Path and Practice of Meditation

If you want to meditate but have no idea where to start, this book will help you: it contains everything you need to know to start a meditation practice and, even more importantly, to continue one. It defines what meditation is (and what it is not), offers tips for making the practice a part of your life, dispels the most common misconceptions, describes the obstacles we all face and how to navigate them, and addresses the most frequently asked questions. Piver gives a concise overview of the various popular styles of Buddhist meditation and offers suggestions on how to explore them further. Most important, this book contains specific, concrete steps for beginning your own meditation practice in a stress-free, dogma-free, jargon-free way.

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The Wisdom of a Broken Heart

When a relationship ends, the anguish and disappointment can be devastating. A broken heart is genuinely traumatic. Typical recommendations to keep busy, move on, repair your hidden flaws, and then forget about it may not be helpful. In these pages, Susan Piver reveals that heartbreak actually creates an opportunity for genuine emotional and spiritual transformation, enabling you to emerge on the other side stronger, softer, and capable of loving with renewed confidence.

In the years following her own experience, relationship writer Susan Piver searched the world’s wisdom traditions and discovered that heartbreak can be an uncompromising teacher of authenticity, power, and even joy. She shares that wisdom here, with instantaneously recognizable anecdotes, insights, on-the-spot practices, exercises, meditations, and down-to-earth advice that make The Wisdom of a Broken Heart a steadying prescription of solace and encouragement, wisdom and humor during the hardest time of your life. Like an infinitely patient, trusted friend, Piver tells you in a thousand different ways the most important thing to remember and the easiest to forget: “You’re going to be okay.”

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How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life

Fear can be conquered. We can meet any situation, important or trivial, old or new, surprising or predictable, with self-confidence, gentleness, and elegance. And we don’t have to change one thing about ourselves to do so. In fact, we already possess all the courage we’ll ever need, and it-not fear-can animate the way we think about ourselves, others, and the world. The ancient practice of meditation can show us how.

-From the Introduction

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Quiet Mind

This unique book-and-audio program brings together some of the country’s most beloved meditation teachers. Each contributor presents a short written teaching along with an audio recording of a guided practice. Quiet Mind features:

• Sakyong Mipham on shamatha, the practice of tranquillity
• Larry Rosenberg on vipassana, the practice of clear seeing
• Edward Espe Brown on zazen, the practice of freedom
• Sharon Salzberg on metta, the practice of lovingkindness
• Judith Lief on tonglen, the practice of transformation
• Tulku Thondup on healing the body and mind through meditation
• Yoga teacher Richard Faulds on the link between yoga and meditation

Includes a 78-minute CD.

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The Hard Questions: 100 Essential Questions to Ask Before You Say "I Do"

The classic New York Times best seller that introduced the notion of discussing marriage (not just the wedding) to hundreds of thousands of engaged couples.

 

I ordered this book based on seeing Susan Piver on “Oprah”. Although I didn’t question my love, communication with my husband needed some “work”, so I thought this book could be helpful. I was extraordinarily surprised by the results. My first surprise was that my husband was so willing and eager to participate in this. My second surprise was some of the answers and information we exchanged. Some of the simpler questions that I thought would be one word answers, led to deep discussions. There is no question but that this book has been extremely helpful to us. Even without the book to guide us, we now find the exchange of honest and open conversation much easier. “The Hard Questions” is a good book!!! (A Customer, Amazon)

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