A True Refuge

This article was originally published on the Huffington Post, January 1, 2012. From the beginning of my meditation practice in 1971, I was very moved by a sense of the Buddha as an integrated being. Most of us can easily experience our lives as somehow fragmented, split apart. We might feel perfectly filled with complete […]

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The Eightfold Path: Metta Hour Podcast

In this podcast from MindPod Network Sharon is joined by her longtime friend, and fellow MindPod patron, Raghu Markus, for a thoughtful and thorough discussion of the principles involved in the Buddhist teaching of the Eightfold Path, as well as how we can apply its core sentiments to our modern landscape. The Path begins with […]

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Google Talk: Real Happiness At Work: Video

Published on Jan 14, 2014 In this video we will explore a path to finding real happiness at work. Despite the many hours we tend to spend working, that arena of our lives may not be the source of great fulfillment or meaning. We will look at the qualities that can turn that around, including […]

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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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You Can’t Fail at Meditation

This article was originally published on Lion’s Roar, October 11, 2014 Dan Harris gets the inside story on mindfulness and compassion from Buddhist teachers Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg, and Mark Epstein. It was a pretty sweet opportunity, really. The poobahs from the Shambhala Sun Foundation came to me and said: pick your favorite Buddhist teachers, and […]

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Google Talk on Compassion: Video

Published on Nov 11, 2014 This talk focuses on the often-overlooked strength of compassion, and the role it can play in the culture of a workplace. We explore this through meditation, discussion, and looking at practical tools for work. Although sometimes described in our culture as simplistic, weak, or inherently overwhelming, the quality of compassion […]

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The Buddha’s Five Protections: Part 2

This article was originally published on the Huffington Post, June 19, 2010 The Buddha spoke of five ways that we can nurture and protect the seeds of truth that we have planted: first through morality, and then through understanding and studying the teachings, as we described in the previous post. The next protection comes through […]

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Lovingkindness in the Face of Adversity: Video

Published on Sep 14, 2014 “Lovingkindness: it’s not something simpering, saccharine, weak or foolish. It is actually something that is full of tremendous strength,” explains renowned meditation teacher, Sharon Salzberg in her Speakeasy from Wanderlust Tremblant. Image from Flickr by Luca Fasolo. Creative Commons License.

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The Buddha’s Five Protections: Part 1

This article was originally published on The Huffington Post, May 29, 2010 The Buddha spoke about five ways to protect ourselves and our practice. He used the example of a plot of land to symbolize how to relate more skillfully to our bodies and minds. We want to use the land well, to protect it, […]

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The Brahma-Viharas: Metta Hour Podcast

In this podcast from MindPod Network Sharon discusses the four virtues, known within the Buddhist tradition as the Brahma Viharas, as well as the meditation practices designed to cultivate them. These qualities, of loving-kindness, compassion, empathetic joy and equanimity, are said to form our, ‘best home’, and serve as a simple but powerful guideline with […]

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Faith & Lovingkindness: Metta Hour Podcast

Podcast from Mindpod Network. Within Buddhism, Faith is not held as a commodity, but is actually experienced as a journey that we embark upon. It becomes necessary to explore and investigate the insight surrounding this extraordinary sense of presence and connectedness. There is a natural evolution that occurs which involves a personal validation of, and […]

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