Real Happiness Meditation Challenge


Join the Eighth Annual #RealHappiness Challenge


#COMMIT2SIT IN FEBRUARY & CHANGE YOUR LIFE

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Regitration is now CLOSED for the 2018 Real Happiness Challenge

What is the Challenge?

Now in its eighth year, this free 28-day challenge is powerful exploration of the tools of meditation led by expert teacher, Sharon Salzberg. Whether you are brand new to meditation, or a longtime practitioner, Sharon offers down-to-earth expertise based on 40+ years of practical experience studying and teaching. This month-long program follows Sharon's New York Times bestselling book, "Real Happiness" and covering a wide variety of meditation techniques throughout the course of the month. Since 2011, tens of thousands have participated in this challenge from around the globe, fostering an inspiring community dedicated to finding deeper happiness and peace of mind. 

Commit 2 Sit

It starts with your commitment to meditate every day in February 2018. By committing to sit, you join thousands of fellow participants from around the world who have also pledged to practice each day in February.

Daily Lesson

Starting Febraury 1st, you will receive a daily email lesson each morning from Sharon. Each lesson includes a short teaching and a guided meditation. Choose when it works best for you to practice each day, and for how long.

Gatherings

Each week in NYC there are free gatherings led by highly experienced meditation teachers at local meditation studios. Join in person, or tune-in virtually via livestream to ask questions about your practice each week.

The Blog

Participants share their experience throughout the month by blogging on Sharon’s website. This forum offers an honest peak into what really happens when we practice every day from people just like you.

What do we do learn throughout the month?

Each week Sharon expertly guides different techniques to culivate focus, clarity, kindness and resilience.

Week 1

Concentration Practice

Week one introduces the core technique of concentration practice working with the breath. Learn Sharon’s masterful approach to the process of engaged awareness, and her secret weapon: the art of begining 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 & Real Love

Week Four cultivates the art of mindful connection through the practice of Lovingkindness. Building resources for challenging times, working with your inner critic, and physical pain.

What do we do learn throughout the month?

Each week Sharon expertly guides different techniques to culivate focus, clarity, kindness and resilience.

Week 1

Concentration Practice

Week one introduces the core technique of concentration practice working with the breath. Learn Sharon’s masterful approach to the process of engaged awareness, and her secret weapon: the art of begining 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 & Real Love

Week Four cultivates the art of mindful connection through the practice of Lovingkindness. Building resources for challenging times, working with your inner critic, or physical pain.

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