Susan Piver is a Buddhist teacher and the New York Times best-selling author of eight books, including How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life; The Wisdom of a Broken Heart; and Start Here Now: An Open-Hearted Guide to the Path and Practice of Meditation.
Piver has been a student of Buddhism since 1995. She graduated from a Buddhist seminary in 2004 and was authorized to teach meditation in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage in 2005.
She teaches workshops and speaks internationally on meditation, spirituality, communication styles, relationships, and creativity. She has been a frequent guest on network television, including the Oprah Winfrey Show, Today, CNN, and the Tyra Banks Show. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, TIME, Parade, Money, and others.
In 2011, Piver launched The Open Heart Project, an online meditation community with 15,000 members who practice together and explore ways to bring spiritual values such as kindness, genuineness, and fearlessness to everyday life.