METTA HOUR PODCAST • Episode 148 • Insight Meditation Society 45th Anniversary

For episode 148 of the Metta Hour, Sharon celebrates the 45th anniversary of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusett . Founded by Sharon, Joseph Goldstein, and Jack Kornfield on February 14th, 1975, this year marks 45 years since IMS opened doors to the public. Sharon reflects on this special anniversary and shares one of her earliest archival recordings from IMS from 1983. Since its inception, IMS has proven a wellspring of spiritual wisdom and a refuge of practice for individuals interested in meditation, mindfulness, lovingkindness, and self-inquiry. “I think about this running river, and I’m a part of it. It’s just this incredible feeling to watch it go on and spread in the way that it has. It’s hard to even believe what has happened, that IMS has become a refuge of practice for so many.” – Sharon Salzberg


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