Open Heart Retreat

Susan Piver

April 5–8, 2013

Tuition $210 + 3 nights

One could say that the point of spiritual practice is to open one’s heart. Yet this is so difficult for everyone. It is easier to study gentleness and courage than it is to practice them. During this program, we will examine what keeps our hearts closed – in relationships, towards life, and most of all, toward ourselves. Join Shambhala teacher and founder of the Open Heart Project, Susan Piver, for a weekend of meditation practices, journaling, small group dialogue and an exploration of ways we can bring our raw and tender hearts home to the world of family, politics, work, and love.

Click here to read Susan Piver’s recent blog post “Meditation and Creativity.”

Program Details

Registration takes place from 2– 5 pm on your program start date. All participants and volunteer staff must check in at our Guest Registration house. Please arrive before 5 pm to check-in and settle into your accommodations. Your program begins with dinner, followed by an orientation. The Guest Registration house closes at 5 pm after which no one is available to provide information or orient you to your accommodations. All programs usually end at 12:30 pm on the program's departure date, followed by lunch. Further specifics regarding your program's schedule will be available upon arrival. If applicable, you will receive an email from the program coordinator in the week prior to your program with any additional information you may need.

Financial aid is available for this program.