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Writer | Teacher | New York Times Best Selling Author

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English


Episodes

How can I plan for the future and think about the past when I’m supposed to be in the present moment?

8/14/2017
Welcome to the Ask Susan podcast. This is episode #24. I’m really excited to be able to offer this to you. Each week, I will answer a question about spirituality and meditation practice. Please click here to ask me your question. Torsten from Berlin raises an excellent question, one for the ages. If mindfulness... READ MORE The post How can I plan for the future and think about the past when I’m supposed to be in the present moment? appeared first on Susan Piver.

Duration:00:09:48

Loving Kindness Meditation for Victims of Racism and Hatred

8/13/2017
This is an audio version of the Facebook live event I gave on Sunday, August 13, 2017. May it bring you peace. Love, Susan xo GET FREE WEEKLY MEDITATION VIDEOS The only way to understand meditation is by doing it yourself, and I’m here to help. Sign up... READ MORE The post Loving Kindness Meditation for Victims of Racism and Hatred appeared first on Susan Piver.

Duration:00:22:11

How can I have compassion for others without ignoring my own needs?

7/31/2017
Welcome to the Ask Susan podcast. This is episode #23. I’m really excited to be able to offer this to you. Each week, I will answer a question about spirituality and meditation practice. Please click here to ask me your question. Katia’s question is about figuring out the balance between kindness toward others and... READ MORE The post How can I have compassion for others without ignoring my own needs? appeared first on Susan Piver.

Duration:00:13:52

How to stop suffering: Step #8

7/24/2017
The 15 minute meditation begins at 7:41 Audio only version is here. Hello! As you may know, for the last 8 weeks we have been looking at each of the steps along the noble eightfold path. (But if you’re just joining us, no worries. There is nothing you need to catch up on. Just jump... READ MORE The post How to stop suffering: Step #8 appeared first on Susan Piver.

Duration:00:23:35

What can help when you have lost a pet and are overwhelmed with grief?

7/24/2017
Welcome to the Ask Susan podcast. This is episode #22. I’m really excited to be able to offer this to you. Each week, I will answer a question about spirituality and meditation practice. Please click here to ask me your question. Like many of you, Taryn in Austin, TX could not have loved her... READ MORE The post What can help when you have lost a pet and are overwhelmed with grief? appeared first on Susan Piver.

Duration:00:17:46

Could meditation be giving me insomnia?

7/18/2017
Welcome to the Ask Susan podcast. This is episode #21. I’m really excited to be able to offer this to you. Each week, I will answer a question about spirituality and meditation practice. Please click here to ask me your question. This week’s question is truly fascinating. Our questioner has discovered that since beginning... READ MORE The post Could meditation be giving me insomnia? appeared first on Susan Piver.

Duration:00:05:28

How to stop suffering: Step #7

7/17/2017
The meditation begins at 6:35 Audio only version is here. Hello! I hope you are enjoying a wonderful season, wherever you are. Here in the Northeastern US, we are seeing some lovely sunshine and warmth. Recently, we have been looking at each of the eight steps of the Noble Eightfold Path. These are the steps we... READ MORE The post How to stop suffering: Step #7 appeared first on Susan Piver.

Duration:00:17:12

How to stop suffering: Step #6

7/10/2017
The meditation begins at 7:12 Audio only version is here. Hello, excellent Open Heart Project meditator. I am so happy we can practice together. In the last few weeks, we have been examining the steps outlined by the Buddha that lead away from suffering, aka the Noble Eightfold Path. Today, we look at the 6th step,... READ MORE The post How to stop suffering: Step #6 appeared first on Susan Piver.

Duration:00:17:38

How can meditation help me with heartbreak?

7/10/2017
Welcome to the Ask Susan podcast. This is episode #20. I’m really excited to be able to offer this to you. Each week, I will answer a question about spirituality and meditation practice. Please click here to ask me your question. This week’s excellent question is about equanimity. Our lovely questioner wants to know... READ MORE The post How can meditation help me with heartbreak? appeared first on Susan Piver.

Duration:00:06:53

What is the best way to prepare for a meditation retreat?

7/3/2017
Welcome to the Ask Susan podcast. This is episode #19. I’m really excited to be able to offer this to you. Each week, I will answer a question about spirituality and meditation practice. Please click here to ask me your question. Ashley is planning to come on one of my retreats. YAY! This is... READ MORE The post What is the best way to prepare for a meditation retreat? appeared first on Susan Piver.

Duration:00:05:40

How to stop suffering: Step #5

7/3/2017
The meditation begins at 10:08 Audio only version is here. Hello, Open Heart Project meditator. It is wonderful to see you! As you may know, I’m walking us through a very broad overview of the Eightfold Path in recent Monday videos. Today we discuss step #5, Right Livelihood. Enjoy! With love, Susan GET FREE WEEKLY MEDITATION... READ MORE The post How to stop suffering: Step #5 appeared first on Susan Piver.

Duration:00:20:42

Meditation is very boring. What am I doing wrong?

6/26/2017
Welcome to the Ask Susan podcast. This is episode #18. I’m really excited to be able to offer this to you. Each week, I will answer a question about spirituality and meditation practice. Please click here to ask me your question. I love, love, love this question from Paula. Thank you, Paula! She has... READ MORE The post Meditation is very boring. What am I doing wrong? appeared first on Susan Piver.

Duration:00:08:38

How to stop suffering: Step #4

6/26/2017
The meditation begins at 6:00 Audio only version is here. Hello, wonderful Open Heart Project meditator. I am so glad you are here. I’m glad I’m here, too! In the last few weeks, I’ve been walking us through a very broad overview of the Noble Eightfold Path which lays out the eight steps along the... READ MORE The post How to stop suffering: Step #4 appeared first on Susan Piver.

Duration:00:16:23

I find meditation to be irritating! My eyes feel dry and uncomfortable. Can I still get the benefits of wakefulness if I meditate with my eyes closed?

6/19/2017
Welcome to the Ask Susan podcast. This is episode #17. I’m really excited to be able to offer this to you. Each week, I will answer a question about spirituality and meditation practice. Please click here to ask me your question. Hillary is accustomed to an eyes-open practice (as I teach it). But she... READ MORE The post I find meditation to be irritating! My eyes feel dry and uncomfortable. Can I still get the benefits of wakefulness if I meditate with my eyes closed? appeared first on...

Duration:00:07:00

How to stop suffering: Step #3

6/19/2017
The meditation begins at 12:46 Audio only version is here. Hello, Open Heart Project meditator. Happy Monday! Or Tuesday or whatever day it may be for you right now. Before today’s meditation, I take us through an overview of the third step along the Buddhist eight-fold path, Right Speech. (In the last two weeks, we... READ MORE The post How to stop suffering: Step #3 appeared first on Susan Piver.

Duration:00:23:07

How to Stop Suffering: Step #2

6/12/2017
The meditation begins at 8:45 Audio only version is here. Hello, Open Heart Project meditator. If you had a chance to see last week’s video, you know that I am taking us through each of the steps on the 8-fold path. The first step is Right View. To recap simply: Right View means not overlaying our projections... READ MORE The post How to Stop Suffering: Step #2 appeared first on Susan Piver.

Duration:00:19:17

How and why would anyone become a Buddhist?

6/12/2017
Welcome to the Ask Susan podcast. This is episode #16. I’m really excited to be able to offer this to you. Each week, I will answer a question about spirituality and meditation practice. Please click here to ask me your question. This week’s question is about becoming a Buddhist. The ceremony for doing so... READ MORE The post How and why would anyone become a Buddhist? appeared first on Susan Piver.

Duration:00:06:44

How do I know if this practice is “the one”?

6/5/2017
Welcome to the Ask Susan podcast. This is episode #15. I’m really excited to be able to offer this to you. Each week, I will answer a question about spirituality and meditation practice. Please click here to ask me your question. Victoria from England is really interested in two different but equally meaningful spiritual... READ MORE The post How do I know if this practice is “the one”? appeared first on Susan Piver.

Duration:00:03:18

How to stop suffering: Step #1

6/5/2017
The meditation begins at 7:48 Audio only version is here. Hello, Open Heart Project meditator! It is great that we can practice together. From a recent survey, I learned that many of you were interested in learning more about Buddhism, which is awesome. I am happy to share some of what I’ve learned over the... READ MORE The post How to stop suffering: Step #1 appeared first on Susan Piver.

Duration:00:18:15

Meditation makes me feel unsteady. Isn’t it supposed to do the opposite?!

5/29/2017
Welcome to the Ask Susan podcast. This is episode #14. I’m really excited to be able to offer this to you. Each week, I will answer a question about spirituality and meditation practice. Please click here to ask me your question. Fiona from Australia wonders what is going on when she feels a mix... READ MORE The post Meditation makes me feel unsteady. Isn’t it supposed to do the opposite?! appeared first on Susan Piver.

Duration:00:09:25