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, and most important, we don’t view meditation as a self-improvement hack. It is a path to love 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.
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.
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 your 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. Each morning you will receive a new 10-minute audio meditation with a quote related to our theme. And each evening, you are invited to hear a live 30-minute teaching on the theme from an accredited Buddhist teacher. 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, 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!
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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
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,