Susan Piver

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Susan Piver is an American writer and meditation teacher.[1]


Susan Piver has been a student of Buddhism since 1995 and writes books based on Buddhistic teachings and ideas. She has taught meditation since 2005.[2] Her publications have made it into the New York Times Bestseller lists.[3] Her latest book is The Four Noble Truths of Love: Buddhist Wisdom for Modern Relationships. In 2011 she launched the Open Heart Project, an online mindfulness community with close to 20,000 members.[1]


  • 2007: Books For A Better Life Award for the Book How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life[4][5]

Works (Selection)[edit]

  • The Four Noble Truths of Love: Buddhist Wisdom for Modern Relationships, 2018
  • Start Here Now: An Open-Hearted Guide to the Path and Practice of Meditation, 2015
  • The Wisdom of a Broken Heart, 2009
  • Quiet Mind: A Beginner's Guide to Meditation, 2008
  • How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life, 2007
  • The Hard Questions for an Authentic Life: 100 Essential Questions for Tapping into Your Inner Wisdom, 2004
  • The Hard Questions For Adult Children and Their Aging Parents, 2004
  • The Hard Questions: 100 Essential Questions to Ask Before You Say I Do, 2000


  1. ^ a b Cassel, Emily (August 16, 2016). "Somerville-Based Author Will Write and Ride the Rails Thanks to Amtrak | Scout Somerville".
  2. ^ "About - Susan Piver". Susan Piver. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  3. ^ "PAPERBACK BEST SELLERS: March 23, 2003". The New York Times. March 23, 2003.
  4. ^ "2007 Books For A Better Life Award Winners". Archived from the original on March 14, 2008.
  5. ^ "2008 Books for a Better Life Award Winners". Barnes & Noble. Retrieved July 27, 2017.

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