WELCOME
WELCOME
WELCOME
WELCOME

The Open Heart Project is a global mindfulness community that lives where you do.

Created by meditation teacher and writer Susan Piver, the OHP is an online meditation center. It shares all the qualities of a traditional dharma center: A shared practice. Workshops. Advanced courses. Retreats. Guest teachers. Community gatherings—all online and available to you 24/7. Currently, there are close to 15000 members all over the world who are practicing meditation to recover a sense of balance, cultivate fearlessness, sharpen our minds, and soften our hearts. While each may practice alone, we also practice together to create a network of sanity and kindness. For more about the principles and people behind the Open Heart Project, click here.

There are a variety of ways to participate. Subscribe to the free monthly newsletter to get the flavor—or jump right in to the Daily Dharma Gathering or the OHP Sangha*. See below for all the details.

*Sangha is the Sanskrit word for community.

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Three ways to participate:

 
One new 10-minute guided meditation video per week.
Access to four most recent meditation videos.
Blog subscription.
Monthly Dharma Gathering (guest lecture and discussion).
Daily live streamed meditation from a guest teacher.
Private online forum.
Free participation in all of Susan's online courses.
Monthly check-in.
Two inspiration emails per week.
Book club (three books per year).
Annual all-day virtual retreat.
  FREE $20 per month $27 per month
  • One new 10-minute guided meditation video per week
  • Access to four most recent meditation videos.
  • Blog subscription.
  • Monthly Dharma Gathering (guest lecture and discussion).
FREE
  • One new 10-minute guided meditation video per week
  • Access to four most recent meditation videos.
  • Blog subscription.
  • Monthly Dharma Gathering (guest lecture and discussion).
  • Daily live streamed meditation from a guest teacher.
  • Private online forum.
$20 per month
  • One new 10-minute guided meditation video per week
  • Access to four most recent meditation videos.
  • Blog subscription.
  • Monthly Dharma Gathering (guest lecture and discussion).
  • Daily live streamed meditation from a guest teacher.
  • Private online forum.
  • Free participation in all of Susan's online courses.
  • Monthly check-in.
  • Two inspiration emails per week.
  • Book club (three books per year).
  • Annual all-day virtual retreat.
$27 per month
testimonials
  • As someone who is relatively new to meditation and mindfulness practice, I was searching for some guidance and direction but was not necessarily comfortable turning up to a local Buddhist or meditation centre in person. The OHP has provided a huge number of amazing resources. Susan Piver is an incredible teacher – she is wise, gentle, hilarious and above all REAL! She brings humanity, levity and a beautiful emotionally connected wisdom to her teachings.

    Ben Crompton

  • Prior to finding the OHP, I had flirted with meditation, but had never been able to really get in a steady relationship with it. Though typically my “sits” have remained relatively short, they are now consistent. Introverted by nature I am really enjoying having a virtual spiritual community. The special programs offered have provided a wealth of amazing learning.

    Marsha Novak

  • What has drawn me is the inclusiveness which the OHP fosters. I have been doing both Soto and Rinzai zen for many years—and working with Susan has expanded my understanding and practice for which I am very grateful. Her work has touched many who have since joined and she is turning the Sangha into a strong presence in the world.

    Charles Stoy

  • The video instructions and e-mails always seem to speak to exactly what I need right in the moment. Susan’s style is genuine, warm and down-to-earth. She’s walking the path hand-in-hand with us.

    Barbara Markway, Ph.D

  • I’ve been wandering around in the realm of Buddhism for a decade or two. So many sources I found were too esoteric, or rooted so much in specific traditions that they felt too remote to me. When I found the OHP, I immediately felt at home, and now I feel even more so. It’s a place to be, to question, to share. Susan leads the sangha with clarity, honesty and directness. A real person, a wonderful leader, an inspiration.

    John Ellis