ON BEING BLOG Proximity Leads to Understanding

Proximity Leads to Understanding Weekly Column By Sharon Salzberg for On Being Published July 13th, 2015 It turns out that proximity leads to understanding.   According to a recent study, longer-term interpersonal contact between hostile groups counteracts biases by letting people get to know one another as individuals, rather than as parts of a group. […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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CBS SEGMENT “Meditation, Mindfulness & Spirituality”

Meditation, Mindfulness and 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 FULL […]

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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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ON BEING BLOG The Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama: A Model of Someone Who Has Lost A Lot Weekly Column By Sharon Salzberg for On Being Published July 6th, 2015 The Dalai Lama has spoken about the importance of action and not just prayer to try to make the world a better place. I find that statement quite interesting, especially coming […]

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ON BEING BLOG When Fear Arises

When Fear Arises Weekly Column By Sharon Salzberg for On Being Published June 23, 2015 Fear isn’t an easy feeling to allow, to take some time with, to face with clarity and compassion. I wonder sometimes how much destructive action takes place because we find we can’t easily just sit and know we feel afraid. […]

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