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Sharon Salzberg is a meditation teacher and author. She is the cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts, and has played a crucial role in bringing Asian meditation practices to the West. The ancient Buddhist practices of vipassana (mindfulness) and metta (lovingkindness) are the foundations of her work.

 

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At a pilot program created by the Garrison Institute, we offered mindfulness training through meditation and yoga to domestic violence shelter personnel, hoping to reinforce resilience skills in face of the incredibly stressful environment in which they work. We started with frontline workers.

After some time, seeing positive affects in the people who had attended the program, managers, directors and supervisors contacted us, asking for a program designed for them. I was intrigued by this picture of change happening from the bottom up.

“Each of us has a genuine capacity for love, forgiveness, wisdom and compassion. Meditation awakens these qualities so that we can discover for ourselves the unique happiness that is our birthright.”