Lovingkindness For Yourself as Well

This article was originally published on The Huffington Post, June 8, 2014 and was a part of the launch series for their new Love Matters section. “I do not trust people who don’t love themselves and yet tell me, ‘I love you.’ There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person […]

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Crushing The Competition

Competition today is tantamount to a blood sport—and not just on the playing field or in the ring. The psychoanalytic theorist Karen Horney introduced the concept of hyper competitiveness as a neurotic personality trait almost 70 years ago. She characterized the hypercompetitive coping strategy as “moving against people” (in contrast to moving toward or away […]

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Real Happiness at Work

Real Happiness at Work brings the profound benefits of meditation to an area where people could use it most—the workplace. And it’s written by one of the world’s leading meditation teachers. Available as book, Audio CD, or e-book The Real Happiness 28-Day Meditation Challenge – Real Happiness at Work can be purchased from the following […]

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Great Renunciation, Great Realization & Great Brave Mind

  Great Renunciation, Great Realization, and Great Brave Mind  The Buddha’s enlightenment (as is the case with our own enlightenment) is said to have 3 facets — Great Renunciation, Great Realization, and Great Brave Mind (the mind of boundless compassion). In this series, through discourse, discussion and guided meditation, we will explore what these three […]

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Love Your Enemies

How to Break the Anger Habit & Be a Whole Lot Happier Sharon Salzberg and Robert Thurman Buy on Amazon In Love Your Enemies, Sharon Salzberg and Tenzin Robert Thurman draw on ancient spiritual wisdom, modern psychology, and the latest neuroscience to guide us in dealing with troublesome people and situations, and overcoming the real […]

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Meditation: Metta Hour Podcast

In this podcast from Mindpod Network Sharon relates the act of meditation to an alchemical process in which we convert the conceptual into the felt presence of direct experience. The array of what we might encounter in meditation is broad, but we welcome it all. Meditation is a skills training in learning to gather energy. […]

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How Doing Nothing Can Help You Truly Live

This article was originally published on The Huffington Post, May 4, 2010 When the retreat center I co-founded, the Insight Meditation Society, first opened, someone created a mock brochure describing a retreat there, with sayings like, “Come to IMS and have all the tea you could ever drink.” It also featured a wonderful made up […]

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The Buddha Within: Metta Hour Podcast

In this podcast from Mindpod Network Sharon touches on the concept of the Buddha as a human being, who had real questions, much like our own. What he discovered was found through the power of his own awareness, and through his teachings we too can uncover our own innate compassion. Retreat provides a rare opportunity […]

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The End of Hatred

O Magazine Nov 1, 2005   Recently, traveling by train to New York City, I found myself sitting between a woman having a moderately loud conversation on a cell phone and a man growing increasingly agitated at the volume of her call. As the ride went on, accompanied by the unremitting sound of her voice, […]

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