Sharon returns to the Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC for their Wednesday evening dharma talk (filling in for Tara Brach) as part of her Real Love Book Tour.
Sharon will be speaking on the topic of her new book, REAL LOVE and offering a book signing after the event. Books will be available for purchase at this event. We yearn for connection with others — but our minds get in the way, constantly spinning judgments about how we are fundamentally alienated from one another. As William James wisely explained, “Our view of the world is truly shaped by what we decide to hear.” We can train ourselves to change, to “hear” more of what is out there – and to “listen” less to our limiting and often self-condemning thoughts along the way.
With core mindfulness and lovingkindness techniques, and other meditation exercises, Sharon Salzberg will guide participants through the process of seeing through layers of habit – whether rooted in fear, self-condemnation or other mental conditioning – to find a truer meaning of love for themselves, for their loved ones, for those they don’t know but with whom they share this planet –for all beings everywhere.
Suitable for both new and experienced meditators, the class will consist of guided meditations, talks and time for questions and answers. This is a large gathering of approximately 250-300 people. Chairs are always provided or you may bring your sitting gear. No registration is necessary. Please email Glen Harrison, the class coordinator, for the current ASL (American Sign Language) interpretation schedule.