Sharon Salzbergis a central figure in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher and New York Times best-selling author. She has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness practices to the West and into mainstream culture since 1974, when she first began teaching. Sharon is the cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and is the author of ten books, including the New York Times best-seller, Real Happiness, her seminal work, Lovingkindness, and her forthcoming Real Love. Renowned for her down-to-earth teaching style, Sharon offers a secular, modern approach to Buddhist teachings, making them instantly accessible. She is a regular columnist for On Being, a contributor to Huffington Post, and the host of her own podcast: The Metta Hour.
Ten Ways to Deepen Your Practice
To soften and open your heart to others is to lead a truly fulfilling life. In this excerpt from her book Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation, leading meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg provides 10 simple tips for cultivating a loving-kindness meditation practice.
The Power of Kindness
I have been engaged by kindness nearly my whole life, fascinated by it at times, repulsed by it at others,
Debunking the Myth of Multitasking
Debunking the myth of multitasking, we become much better at what we do and increase the chance of being able to remember the details.
The Force of Kindness
I have been engaged by kindness nearly my whole life, fascinated by it at times, repulsed by it at others.
10 Ways to Deepen Your Loving-Kindness Practice
Sharon Salzberg, guest blogger To soften and open your heart to others is to lead a truly fulfilling life. In this excerpt from her book Real Happiness: The...
The Yogi’s Guide to Giving
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Meditation, Positive Emotions, and Real Happiness: Sharon Salzberg Pays It Forward
Sharon likens the transformative qualities of positive emotions to loving-kindness meditation, which broadens our perspective and builds our inner resources.
Three Things to Remember When Neither Choice Is Perfect
As a teenager, I heard the lyrics "When you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with" echoing in my heart as I sought true love.
The Yoga of Parenting
Parenting from a yogic perspective simply means that we invite inquiry into and reflection on our own personal experience.
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