Writer, teacher, and founder of the international mindfulness community, The Open Heart Project. Working to create a good human world, one breath at a time.


Susan Piver is the New York Times bestselling author of nine books, including The Hard Questions, the award-winning How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own LifeThe Wisdom of a Broken Heart, and Start Here Now: An Open-Hearted Guide to the Path and Practice of Meditation. Her next work, The Four Noble Truths of Love: Buddhist Wisdom for Modern Relationships, will be published in June 2018.

Susan Piver is a deeply intuitive and innovative thinker. She has both tenderness and acuity regarding what concerns us. I could not recommend her more highly.

– Julia Cameron, Author, "The Artist's Way"


Susan has an international reputation for being an exceptionally skillful meditation teacher. She teaches workshops and speaks on mindfulness, resilience, communication, relationships, and creativity. She 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.

Susan Piver is one of my favorite people on the planet. A deep thinker and brilliant teacher.

– Mark Hyman, M.D., Internationally recognized mind-body health expert, New York Times best selling author, "Ultrawellness"


Known for her insight, clarity, and humor, Susan is as comfortable giving a 60-minute keynote to an audience of thousands as she is leading a day-long offsite for a small group. To audiences from London and San Francisco, Amsterdam and Toronto, and in interviews with Oprah, Ann Curry, Katie Couric, the New York Times, O Magazine, Redbook, and others,  Susan’s mission is to teach everyone how to slow down, give deeply, and create a life of fearlessness and authenticity.

A Celebration of Love, Mindfulness and Passion

Susan is a passionate and riveting speaker. She draws you in with compelling stories and a great sense of humor, and leaves you with clear advice and the motivation to change your life for the better.

– Pamela Slim, Author of Body of Work and Escape from Cubicle Nation