Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg is a meditation teacher and New York Times best-selling author. She is the cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and has played a crucial role in bringing Eastern meditation practices to the West. Sharon has been a student of meditation since 1971, guiding retreats worldwide since 1974. She is a weekly columnist for On Being, a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and the author of many books including Real Happiness and Lovingkindness.

Upcoming Programs

  • June 24–26, 2016
  • Friday–Sunday: 2 nights
  • October 21–23, 2016
  • Friday–Sunday: 2 nights

Resources

  • 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.

  • 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 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 Yoga of Parenting

    Parenting from a yogic perspective simply means that we invite inquiry into and reflection on our own personal experience.

  • The Yogi’s Guide to Giving

    If you love yoga, you’re probably eager to share the gifts of healthy living, delicious food, spiritual wisdom, and the joys of practice...

  • 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.