Program Details

Authentic Inspiration: A Weekend Retreat for Writers

with Susan Piver
December 7 / 7:00 PM - December 9 / 1:00 PM

Repeater's Discount!
Only $99 for those who have participated in one of Susan's NY weekends before and would like to repeat the workshop. Simply call our office to register and take advantage of this special offer: 212-675-6544

What do writers want more than anything in the world? Time to write. Yet even if such precious time could be found, it's not always easy to settle into the writing groove. Meditation can help synchronize mind and body in a way that truly supports the creative process.

In addition to plenty of personal writing time, quiet, and the supportive (but non-intrusive!) presence of other writers, this program will include meditation instruction and discussion of how to create and maintain a writing practice.

Open to writers of fiction and non-fiction, published and unpublished. Bring your ideas, works-in-progress, or simply your wish to devote attention to your creativity.

Online registration for this class is now closed. To register, please call the office at (212) 675-6544.

Generosity Policy: Our generosity policy supports individuals who need to "pay-what-you-can" due to financial hardship. Please contemplate how much you can offer and give more, less, or the suggested amount based on your individual circumstances. The tuition amount reflects our costs to offer the program. Our generosity policy supports individuals who need to "pay-what-you-can" due to financial hardship. To take advantage of our pay-what-you-can policy, please contact us in advance at: (212) 675-6544 or info@shambhalanyc.orgWe do not accept pay-what-you-can at the door, so please pre-arrange. Thank you!

About Susan Piver
Susan Piver is an authorized meditation instructor in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage, the New York Times bestselling author of 6 books, including the award-winning How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life (St. Martin's Press, 2007) and The Wisdom of a Broken Heart (Simon & Schuster, 2010). She has practiced meditation for over 15 years and teaches around the world.

Reviews for her book, The Wisdom of a Broken Heart:

"The Wisdom of a Broken Heart is an achingly beautiful window into the softest part of us, helping us make friends with the deepest part of our soul. Yet, as always, Piver leads us from brokenness to openness without our hardly noticing. This book is a gift to anyone who knows there is some juicy aliveness at the bottom of pain and wants a way to feel whole again." -- Mark Hyman, M.D., author of UltraMetabolism and The UltraMind Solution

"Susan soothes at the same time she illuminates -- reading this book, my heart grew three sizes bigger. I have never read anything more helpful or wise about heartbreak. You may find yourself laughing out loud; you will certainly find yourself feeling hope again." -- Jennifer Louden, author of The Woman's Comfort Book and The Life Organizer

"Susan Piver's new book helps turn the pain of a breakup into a deeper understanding of intimacy. She shows you how to relate to your broken heart with consciousness and acceptance to find comfort, clarity, and balance, even when they seem impossible. After reading this book, you'll know beyond a doubt that you can love again, bigger and better than ever before." -- Gay Hendricks, Ph.D., author of The Big Leap and coauthor, with Dr. Kathlyn Hendricks, of Conscious Loving

"The body has an innate ability to recover from injury, and so does the heart. Through spiritual insights and practices, Susan Piver's new book walks you through the healing process." -- Andrew Weil, M.D.

"Piver has managed to perform an extraordinary task, namely, inspire a person to want to love again. She knows how to repair the shattered soul, using her personal experience as well as the wisdom of great saints, poets, and cultural elders." -- Caroline Myss, author of Anatomy of the Spirit and Entering the Castle

"This is a wonderful book. Full of wisdom, humanity, and humor. And it abounds with helpful exercises to turn pain into wisdom. It is helpful even if you are not (right now) sick with disappointment, betrayal, or heartache." -- Natalie Goldberg, author of Old Friend from Far Away and Writing Down the Bones


Reviews for her book, How Not To Be Afraid of Your Own Life:

"I have long recommended meditation as central to a healthy lifestyle. Susan Piver teaches this important practice in a trustworthy and practical way--and shows us how to use its lessons to create a fearless life."--Andrew Weil, M.D., author of Healthy Aging

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