Real Happiness Meditation Challenge


 Join the Eleventh Annual #RealHappiness Challenge

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#COMMIT2SIT IN FEBRUARY & CHANGE YOUR LIFE

#COMMIT2SIT IN FEBRUARY & CHANGE YOUR LIFE

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What is the Challenge?

The Real Happiness Challenge is a 28-day exploration of the tools of meditation led by expert teacher Sharon Salzberg. Whether you are new to meditation or looking to refresh your practice, don't miss the opportunity to study with one of the world's leading authorities on the practices of the heart and mind. The program is based on Sharon's New York Times bestselling book, Real Happiness (which was re-released in 2020 in honor of the ten-year anniversary of the book), and covers a broad spectrum of techniques to give you the tools to live with greater ease and joy. 

Commit

When you register to join the Challenge, you are also making the commitment to yourself to meditate every day during the month of February. By making this commitment, you join thousands of participants from around the globe who are inspired to learn.

Practice

Starting February 1st, you will receive a daily email lesson that includes a teaching, a guided meditation, the tip of the day, inspirational meme of the day, a frequently asked question related to the practice, and a transcript of the meditation. 

Deepen

Support your practice this month with two live webinars with Sharon. This new component is a chance to ask questions to clarify and deepen your experience, whether you are new to meditation, or taking your home practice deeper.

Sharon brings nearly 50 years of teaching experience to your life, with daily lessons featuring guided meditations, tips and tricks, inspirational art to share, frequently asked questions, and posts from the blog. Now in its eleventh year, the Challenge has fostered an inspiring and supportive community from around the globe. Come together during the month of February to discover for yourself what it means to be truly happy.  

What is the Challenge?

The Real Happiness Challenge is a 28-day exploration of the tools of meditation led by expert teacher Sharon Salzberg. Whether you are new to meditation or looking to refresh your practice, don't miss the opportunity to study with one of the world's leading authorities on the practices of the heart and mind. The program is based on Sharon's New York Times bestselling book, Real Happiness (which was re-released in 2020 in honor of the ten-year anniversary of the book), and covers a broad spectrum of techniques to give you the tools to live with greater ease and joy. 

Commit

When you register to join the Challenge, you are also making the commitment to yourself to meditate every day during the month of February. By making this commitment, you join thousands of participants from around the globe who are inspired to learn.

Practice

Starting February 1st, you will receive a daily email lesson that includes a teaching, a guided meditation, the tip of the day, inspirational meme of the day, a frequently asked question related to the practice, and a transcript of the meditation. 

Deepen

Support your practice this month with two live webinars with Sharon. This new component is a chance to ask questions to clarify and deepen your experience, whether you are new to meditation, or taking your home practice deeper.

Sharon brings nearly 50 years of teaching experience to your life, with daily lessons featuring guided meditations, tips and tricks, inspirational art to share, frequently asked questions, and posts from the blog. Now in its eleventh year, the Challenge has fostered an inspiring and supportive community from around the globe. Come together during the month of February to discover for yourself what it means to be truly happy.  

What is the Challenge?

The Real Happiness Challenge is a 28-day exploration of the tools of meditation led by expert teacher Sharon Salzberg. Whether you are new to meditation or looking to refresh your practice, don't miss the opportunity to study with one of the world's leading authorities on the practices of the heart and mind. The program is based on Sharon's New York Times bestselling book, Real Happiness (which was re-released in 2020 in honor of the ten-year anniversary of the book), and covers a broad spectrum of techniques to give you the tools to live with greater ease and joy. 

Commit 

When you register to join the Challenge, you are also making the commitment to yourself to meditate every day during the month of February. By making this commitment, you join thousands of participants from around the globe who are inspired to learn.

Practice

Starting February 1st, you will receive a daily email lesson that includes a teaching, a guided meditation, the tip of the day, inspirational meme of the day, a frequently asked question related to the practice, and a transcript of the meditation. 

Deepen

Support your practice this month with two live webinars with Sharon. This new component is a chance to ask questions to clarify and deepen your experience, whether you are new to meditation, or taking your home practice deeper.

Sharon brings nearly 50 years of teaching experience to your life, with daily lessons featuring guided meditations, tips and tricks, inspirational art to share, frequently asked questions, and posts from the blog. Now in its eleventh year, the Challenge has fostered an inspiring and supportive community from around the globe. Come together during the month of February to discover for yourself what it means to be truly happy.  

What will I learn?

Each week of the Challenge explores a different type of meditation practice to cultivate greater focus, clarity, kindness and resilience. 

Week 1

Concentration Practice

Week one introduces the core techniques of concentration practice by working with the natural breath. Learn Sharon’s masterful approach to the process of engaged awareness and the secret sauce for any practice: the art of beginning again.

Week 2

Mindfulness of the Body

Week two introduces mindfulness practice by moving the awareness into body. Sharon also introduces walking meditation, a body scan meditation and a few meditations that incorporate common household tasks.

Week 3

Mindfulness of Emotions

Week three continues with mindfulness practice, shifting to rich terrain of emotions and thoughts. This includes working with difficult emotions and also cultivating positive emotions for greater balance and resilience.

Week 4

Lovingkindness Practice

Week four introduces the methods of lovingkindness practice, exploring how and who we pay attention to. The week also includes the cultivation of compassion for ourselves, as well as walking loving-kindness practice.

What will I learn?

Each week of the Challenge explores a different type of meditation practice to cultivate greater focus, clarity, kindness and resilience. 

Wk 1

Concentration Practice

Week one introduces the core techniques of concentration practice by working with the natural breath. Learn Sharon’s masterful approach to the process of engaged awareness and the secret sauce for any practice: the art of beginning again.

Wk 2

Mindfulness of the Body

Week two moves more deeply into body based meditation techniques, introducing walking meditation, body scan meditation and meditations that incorporate household tasks.

Wk 3

Mindfulness of Emotions

Week three focuses on the rich terrain of emotions and thoughts. This includes working with difficult emotions and also cultivating positive emotions for greater balance and resilience.

Wk 4

Lovingkindness Practice

Week four introduces the methods of loving-kindness practice, exploring how and who we pay attention to. The week also includes the cultivation of compassion for ourselves, as well as walking loving-kindness practice.

What will I learn?

Each week of the Challenge explores a different type of meditation practice to cultivate greater focus, clarity, kindness and resilience. 

Week 1

Concentration Practice

Week one introduces the core techniques of concentration practice by working with the natural breath. Learn Sharon’s masterful approach to the process of engaged awareness and the secret sauce for any practice: the art of beginning again.

Week 2

Mindfulness of the Body

Week two moves more deeply into body based meditation techniques, introducing walking meditation, body scan meditation and meditations that incorporate household tasks.

Week 3

Mindfulness of Emotions

Week three focuses on the rich terrain of emotions and thoughts. This includes working with difficult emotions and also cultivating positive emotions for greater balance and resilience.

Week 4

Lovingkindness Practice

Week four introduces the methods of lovingkindness practice, exploring how and who we pay attention to. The week also includes the cultivation of compassion for ourselves, as well as walking lovingkindness practice.

What does it cost?

This month-long program is offered on a sliding scale basis to make it accessible to all. There is a $10 suggested contribution for those who have the resources to give.

The Real Happiness Challenge was created to be accessible to all, regardless of financial means. Contributions are not required to participate, but if it is within your means, your offering will help fund the operation and support staff in a sustainable way. Larger donations are gratefully accepted if you are inspired to support the challenge in a bigger way.

What does it cost?

This month-long program is offered on a sliding scale basis to make it accessible to all. There is a $10 suggested contribution for those who have the resources to give.

The Real Happiness Challenge was created to be accessible to all, regardless of financial means. Contributions are not required to participate, but if it is within your means, your offering will help fund the operation and support staff in a sustainable way. Larger donations are gratefully accepted if you are inspired to support the challenge in a bigger way.

What does it cost?

This month-long program is offered on a sliding scale basis to make it accessible to all. There is a $10 suggested contribution for those who have the resources to give.

The Real Happiness Challenge was created to be accessible to all, regardless of financial means. Contributions are not required to participate, but if it is within your means, your offering will help fund the operation and support staff in a sustainable way. Larger donations are gratefully accepted if you are inspired to support the challenge in a bigger way.

Meet your teacher

Sharon Salzberg is a pioneer in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher and NY Times bestselling author. She has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness to the West and into mainstream culture since 1974, when she first began teaching. Sharon is the co-founder of the first western meditation center in the United States: the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA. She has authored eleven books, including the NY Times bestseller, Real Happiness, her seminal work, Lovingkindness, her most recent releases: Real Love and the 2020 release, Real Change. 

Meet your teacher

Sharon Salzberg is a pioneer in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher and NY Times bestselling author. She has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness to the West and into mainstream culture since 1974, when she first began teaching. Sharon is the co-founder of the first western meditation center in the United States: the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA. She has authored eleven books, including the NY Times bestseller, Real Happiness, her seminal work, Lovingkindness, her most recent releases: Real Love and the 2020 release, Real Change. 

Meet your teacher

Sharon Salzberg is a pioneer in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher and NY Times bestselling author. She has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness to the West and into mainstream culture since 1974, when she first began teaching. Sharon is the co-founder of the first western meditation center in the United States: the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA. She has authored eleven books, including the NY Times bestseller, Real Happiness, her seminal work, Lovingkindness, her most recent releases: Real Love and the 2020 release, Real Change.