Meditation: What It Is… and Isn’t

When I first returned in 1974 from studying in India, I’d commonly find myself at a party or social situation where someone would ask me, “What do you do.” When I replied, “I teach meditation,” I’d more often than not hear them say “Oh,” as they sidled away. The implication of their reaction was very […]

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Buddhism: Between Desire and Emptiness

This article was originally published on the Huffington Post, May 3, 2010. The path of the Buddha is called the middle path because, as well as avoiding extremes of behavior, it avoids two extreme views. One view holds that somewhere in this world of appearance and presentation, this glittering world of sense pleasure, of fleeting […]

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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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Buddhism: Between Overindulgence And Self-Hatred

This article was originally published on the Huffington Post, April 26, 2010. It is said that the Buddha did not inform or instruct others about the dharma, the truth, but rather he proclaimed the truth, or more exactly, he revealed it. We can’t give the truth to someone as an object, we can only point […]

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Foundations of Forgiveness: Metta Hour Podcast

Podcast from Mindpod Network. Through Loving Kindness we sense our deep connection to the world around us. From that awareness arises compassion, which recognizes suffering, on all levels, and responds accordingly. Loving kindness doesn’t seek to label or define the qualities or emotions that it addresses. It simply comes as an offering, in the form […]

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Why I Support Fast Food Workers

This article was originally published on Tricycle’s blog, December 4, 2014. By the end of the day on Thursday, December 4th, fast food workers will have walked off the job in 190 cities across the United States, the latest in a series of single-day strikes that have taken place over the past two years. The […]

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Rutland Herald: Noted Buddhist Sharon Salzberg Visits Vt.

This article was originally published in the Rutland Herald, November 24, 2014 Written By Kevin O’Connor BRATTLEBORO — As a nationally known meditation teacher and New York Times best-selling author, Sharon Salzberg has spent decades seeding inner peace. Yet a flurry of worry filled her mind when, visiting Vermont over the weekend, she checked her […]

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