BG 070: Susan Piver: The Fearless Writer

Episode Description:

When Susan Piver’s book, The Hard Questions, hit the top of the NY Times Bestsellers list (and stayed there) she decided that she needed to deepen her practice immediately. Listen in this week as speak with Susan about her journey as a popular author and Buddhist practitioner. And if you have an interest in writing, or the creative process, you won’t want to miss out on her description of the “meditation for writers” retreats that she leads, where writers of all backgrounds are able to combine their interest in writing with the power of the retreat environment. Are creativity and meditation really all that different?

This is part 1 of a two-part series. Listen to part 2, Mind Like Space.

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Susan Piver

Susan Piver is a Buddhist teacher and a New York Times bestselling author. She has been a student of Buddhism since 1995 and was authorized to teach meditation in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage in 2005. In 2011, Susan launched The Open Heart Project, an online meditation community with nearly 12,000 members who practice together and explore ways to bring spiritual values such as kindness, genuineness, and fearlessness to everyday life.