Open Heart Project

Learn to meditate.
Live a mindful life.

Join an international community of goodness

What is the Open Heart Project? Led by New York Times bestselling author and beloved Buddhist teacher Susan Piver, the Open Heart Project is a full-on mindfulness meditation center that lives in the cloud. We are different than other online meditation services. First, we are not an app. We are a community. Second, we don’t view meditation as a self-improvement hack but as a path to love, self-compassion, and a way to connect more deeply with others.  All the features are listed below..but no list really captures what makes the OHP so special. Beyond videos, helpful teachings, and amazing teachers, it is for anyone who wants to live in a world where peace, kindness, decency, and sanity are prized above all.

If this is you, welcome home.
  • Get started with a 7-Day Meditation Quickstart audio program
  • Keep your practice going with a daily audio meditation
  • The Weekly Dharma Gathering: a 30-minute live video class from a variety of Buddhist teachers Thursdays at 8:00 pm ET
  • Ask questions and share reflections at a monthly live gathering with Susan
  • Continue the exploration through free access to online classes with Susan
  • Every Sunday, a Sangha-only bulletin with a new essay from me on our theme and the spiritual path in general
  • Practice anytime with hundreds of on-demand meditation videos and talks in the meditation library
  • Free access to the weekly 30 minute Mommy Sangha: meditation for moms
  • Connect with community members via our private Facebook page.
Join Now for $27/Month $270/Year

New Yearly Members Also Receive:

  • A copy of Susan’s books “Start Here Now: An Open-Hearted Guide to the Path and Practice of Meditation” and "The Four Noble Truths of Love: Buddhist Wisdom for Modern Relationships"
  • An Open Heart Project t-shirt

Less Stress, More Joy

Meditation is much more than a practice, it is a path, a way of being in the world. In addition to stress reduction and a myriad of health benefits, a steady practice shows you how to work with your mind so you are not at the mercy of harsh self-judgement, fear, anger, and procrastination.

Meditation teaches you how to be in the world with confidence, courage, and love.

Instant Access to:

weekly live gathering

live Buddhist teachings »

upcoming classes

opportunities to practice together »

monthly live gathering

get together with the full community »

daily audio meditations

every morning, a new chance to practice »

7-day meditation

quick start audio program »

a Sangha newsletter

a weekly essay on our theme and the spiritual path »

Live Broadcast Every Month

Every month we explore a new theme. On the first Friday of each month, members are invited to a live community-wide gathering to hear a talk from Susan (followed by a Q&A) about how to bring mindfulness practice into every aspect of your life: home, work, relationships, and more. Sessions are recorded for those who are unable to join live. Topics range from simplicity and discipline to love and creativity and you receive suggestions for bringing the theme to life in your life. Throughout the month, there is continuous support for your exploration. Every Sunday, Susan sends out a newsletter with additional insights into the theme. Each morning you receive a new 10-minute audio guided meditation and once a week, a different teacher logs on to lead a live discussion on the theme (which gives you a chance to learn from teachers trained in a variety of Buddhist lineages). Pick and choose the features that work best for you. (No need to do it all!!) Whenever you are ready, your community is always here.

Between Susan’s teaching, daily practice opportunities, community gatherings, and access to a variety of Buddhist teachers, you will receive tremendous support to become less stressed and more loving, wise, and confident. Because that is what it is all about!

Join Now for $27/Month $270/Year

Your Membership Includes

A Weekly Live Meditation and Q&A with a Buddhist Teacher

Thursdays • 8:00 P.M. ET     

Sample Weekly Dharma Gathering Teachings

Yearly Members Receive

An OHP T-Shirt and A Signed Copy of Susan Piver’s Books “Start Here Now” and “The Four Noble Truths of Love


  • The Open Heart Project Sangha has been a valuable tool for grounding me in daily practice. It is a space of community and solace for me. I look forward to the online gatherings as a place where I can share my observations and questions about dharma practice. Most importantly, it’s a place to learn from others’ experiences and to be reminded, on a regularly basis, that I’m not alone on the path.

    – Hillary Levin

  • Over the last six months I have been to Iceland, Norway, China, Canada and multiple business trips within the United States.  Sitting with a local Sangha is challenging given my travel and the nature of my work, despite living in what could arguably be the nexus of American Buddhism  – the San Francisco Bay Area. The OHP community is my Sangha  — at home, in the air, on the road, in the 3rd hotel in 3 days.  The OHP team has created a environment to ground my practice.  The volume of quality content is mind-blowing. It is nothing short of transformational and what Susan has created is part of the DNA of 21st Century Western Buddhism.

    – Stefanie Harvey

  • The Open Heart Project is an online place where I can get guidance for my practice.  I can do it at my own pace too. And it’s a community where I can ask for help with whatever I’m going through and there is always a generous supply of kind support. It’s really a well built foundation for me to build my practice on. I would have given up on meditation a long time ago if it wasn’t for this.

    – David Mynchenberg

  • Susan Piver is a wonderful teacher, by definition – this means that her teaching inspires delight, is extremely good, and marvelous. She is passionate in a serene, laid-back contemplative manner as she speaks of Buddha, Meditation and Life. She espouses the traditional knowledge of meditation, interspersed with wisdom from her teacher, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. With her bountiful experience and awareness she colors the ancient practice and study of meditation with a feel and expression that sings truth!
    Study with Susan Piver you will be lifted up!

    – Maya Breuer, President, Black Yoga Teachers Alliance

Join the Open Heart Project Now for $27/Month or $270/Year

Meditation is much more than the life hack du jour.

It is a path to confidence, joy, and love. Once you learn to meditate, you will see that your life has two phases: Before Meditation and After Meditation. It is that potent.
The Open Heart Project is your online resource for learning to meditate, continuing to meditate, and then reaping the benefits by bringing mindfulness into your relationship, work, home life, creativity, and aspirations. It will help you to discover contentment, connect more deeply with those you love, and embrace your true self.
Created by 20+ year Buddhist practitioner and New York Times bestselling author Susan Piver, The Open Heart Project is the only online resource in the world for exploring all aspects of mindfulness at your own pace and in your own unique way.