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Welcome to the world of Sharon Salzberg. Sharon is a meditation teacher and New York Times best-selling author. She is the co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts, and has played a crucial role in bringing Asian meditation practices to the West. Whether you are new to meditation or are long-time practitioner, we invite you to explore Sharon’s site for tools to explore what these practices have to offer.

Recent Posts

MINDFUL MAGAZINE Connect with Kindness

Originally Published by Mindful Magazine on July 22, 2015 It’s easy to feel separate from other people and forms of life. When experiencing the world dualistically, there’s a pervasive sense of “us” and “them,” or “self” and “other.” But no matter our belief system, actions, or status, we are all joined together in this world […]

ON BEING BLOG Three Personality Types of Buddhist Psychology

The Three Personality Types of Buddhist Psychology Weekly Column By Sharon Salzberg for On Being Published July 13th, 2015 We are all conditioned in some way or another, and most importantly, through the power of awareness we can learn not be limited by our conditioning, whatever it might be. Through mindfulness we can extract it […]

METTA HOUR PODCAST The Five Hindrances

Metta Hour Ep. 20 The Five Hindrances According to Buddhist psychology, negative emotions fall into five general categories: desire, aversion, sleepiness, restlessness, and doubt. In the case of desire, wanting things or results isn’t the problem; being grasping, clinging, rigid, and over attached to them is. Aversion can manifest as hatred, anger, fear, or impatience. […]

HAPPIFY Four Week Course

“Again and again I’ve seen novice meditators begin to transform their lives—even if they were initially resistant or skeptical. As I’ve learned through my own experience, meditation helps us to find greater tranquility, connect to our feelings, find a sense of wholeness, and face our fears. Today I’m inviting you to join me in finding […]

DALAI LAMA 80TH BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE Recollections from Sharon Salzberg

Watch our special video tribute in honor of His Holiness Dalai Lama‘s 80th birthday on July 6th, 2015. Sharon recollects several personal stories from her time with His Holiness in the 1970s including his first visit to the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA and the lifelong lessons he taught her about compassion and acceptance. […]

CBS SEGMENT “Meditation, Mindfulness & Spirituality”

“Meditation, Mindfulness and Spirituality” aired June 28th, 2015 on CBS nationwide. The thirty minute segment explores the roots of the meditation practices in the U.S. and how they are being used to transform society. Sharon was thrilled to be interviewed for this program and is featured throughout the piece. Watch the program below or via the […]

Calling All Love Stories

I’m working on a new book! It’s been 20 years since my first book, Lovingkindness came out — it’s hard to believe. I’ve been inspired to take a new look at love, so the book will be called Real Love. The love we are told is all we need, or what makes the world go […]

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