For Episode 119 of the Metta Hour Podcast, Sharon offers her perspective on the evolving role of contemplative practice in modern life and how we can find the middle way through all things with the help of mindfulness. Recorded live at the University of Virginia’s Contemplative Sciences Center, Sharon shares a look at how she was first introduced to mindfulness and meditation. She speaks about how the fruits of meditation have stayed steady, even as her motivations for practice have changed over the years. What is the relationship between contemplative practice and the experience that we have when we encounter a breathtaking piece of art or music? Sharon examines this question and looks at the middle ground offered by mindfulness which lets us appreciate the special qualities of something without attachment. She explores the way that mindfulness opens our perspective, bringing balance to the way we move through the world.
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Sharon’s Metta Hour podcast features Buddhist wisdom in a practical, common sense vernacular. With 100+ episodes, Sharon’s natural wisdom, sense of humor and the ease with which she translates these teachings forge an intimate connection with the listener. From everyday experiences to pithy revelations, each podcast is a journey on the path of self-discovery. Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes for weekly episodes. Make a donation to support the continuation of these podcasts.