Program Details

Open Heart Retreat

with Susan Piver
March 19 / 5:00 AM - March 23 / 6:00 AM




Open your heart to the Fierce Power of Vulnerability

One could say that the point of spiritual practice is to open one’s heart. Yet we struggle to come to terms with this. It is so much easier to study gentleness and courage than it is to practice them because our world has conditioned us to believe that when we open our heart, we risk tremendous sorrow and pain. As we keep the tenderest part of ourselves hidden, we constantly fail to recognise it also holds the key to our vital energy: our heart is also where love, creativity, and magic reside.

During this program, we will examine what keeps our hearts closed – in relationships, towards life, and most of all, toward ourselves. We will learn how to make friends with our emotions, not to judge, improve, or transform them, but simply to feel and be with them in a dignified way. As we become unafraid of our darker, sweeter, and more piercing emotions, we can learn to embrace them and discover an incredible source of power, which is unreachable without walking through vulnerability.

Join best-selling author 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.

The following teachings will be explored:

  • The power of vulnerability

  • Learning to stabilize in a state of openess

  • Emotional fear and fearlessness

  • Opening your heart under difficult circumstances

  • How to protect your heart without closing it


This programme starts on Wednesday Mars 19 at 20:00 and ends on Saturday evening. You can choose to leave anytime next day, on Sunday March 23.


This retreat is taught in English. Translation into other languages are available at no extra costs. Please give us notice of your request as early as possible - about 2 months in advance -, so that we can provide translation services. In case you register short-term please get in touch with us in case you need translation into your language.

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