New York Times best-selling author of 9 books, speaker, and founder of the largest virtual mindfulness community in the world, The Open Heart Project.


Crystal Gandrud is an experimental writer based in London. Recent work includes the upcoming Chewbacca, Thin Air magazine, Yeatsian: We the Numberless Dreamers, The Encyclopedia Project, vol. 3, 2017; and Here, The Brooklyn Women Anthology, 2019. In artistic collaboration with artist Nuala Clarke, she has created many 'installation-novels' such as Numberless Dreams, Hamilton Gallery, Ireland; Fair Shouldered One, l'Université de Sorbonne, Paris, and As Above, So Below, Linenhall Arts Centre, Ireland. She is also the creator of Dream of the Drawing for Everything, an online installation concerning the oneiric. In 2017, she co-founded Lionheart Press with Susan Piver. The LionHeart mission is to introduce marginalised Buddhist thought-influencers to a more mainstream audience. She has practiced Tantric Buddhism for twenty-five years.


Susan Piver is the New York Times bestselling author of nine books, including The Hard Questions, the award-winning How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own LifeThe Wisdom of a Broken Heart, and Start Here Now: An Open-Hearted Guide to the Path and Practice of Meditation. Her new book, The Four Noble Truths of Love: Buddhist Wisdom for Modern Relationships, is out now.

The Four Noble Truths of Love is like the book baby of the Buddha and Oprah Winfrey.. Jonathan Fields, founder of Good Life Project

One of the most exquisitely wise—and comforting—relationship books I’ve ever read. Danielle LaPorte, author of The Desire Map and White Hot Truth

Clear and heart-warming, this book is a guide to living relationships completely, with all their pleasures and other- wise. Sharon Salzberg, author of Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection

Susan Piver is a deeply intuitive and innovative thinker. She has both tenderness and acuity regarding what concerns us. I could not recommend her more highly.

– Julia Cameron, Author, "The Artist's Way"


Susan has an international reputation for being an exceptionally skillful meditation teacher. She teaches workshops and speaks on mindfulness, resilience, communication, relationships, and creativity. She has been a student of Buddhism since 1995, graduated from a Buddhist seminary in 2004 and was authorized to teach meditation in 2005.

Susan Piver is one of my favorite people on the planet. A deep thinker and brilliant teacher.

– Mark Hyman, M.D., Internationally recognized mind-body health expert, New York Times best selling author, "Ultrawellness"


Known for her insight, clarity, and humor, Susan is as comfortable giving a 60-minute keynote to an audience of thousands as she is leading a day-long offsite for a small group. Whether in talks at Procter & Gamble, Google London, Google Paris,  the Harvard Medical School Mindfulness and Psychotherapy conference or in interviews with Oprah, Ann Curry, Katie Couric, the New York Times, O Magazine, Redbook, and others,  Susan’s mission is to teach everyone how to open up, give deeply, and create a life of wisdom, compassion, and courage.

Susan is a passionate and riveting speaker. She draws you in with compelling stories and a great sense of humor, and leaves you with clear advice and the motivation to change your life for the better.

– Pamela Slim, Author of Body of Work and Escape from Cubicle Nation

TEDx Aruba

Q & A with Seth Godin: How mindfulness can change your career and life

The Insight Meditation Community of Washington

The Wise Woman Summit

Mindful Relationship Summit

10% Happier Podcast with Dan Harris – Episode #154

Danielle LaPorte Facebook Live

Atelier Dore article

Susan is featured in Seth Godin’s latest book