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February 1st -28th, 2022

February 1st -28th, 2022

What is the Challenge?

The Real Happiness Challenge is a 28-day exploration of meditation led by expert teacher Sharon Salzberg. Whether you're new to meditation or looking to refresh your practice, don't miss the opportunity to study with one of the world's leading meditation educators. Based on Sharon's New York Times bestselling book, Real Happiness, this month-long program covers a full spectrum of meditation techniques to empower you with a robust toolkit for a happier life. Now in its twelfth year, the Challenge has fostered an incredible community of practitioners over the past decade–many of whom participate in this offering every year.

Commit

Register to join the Challenge and make the personal commitment to yourself to meditate every day (even for 5 minutes) during the month of February.

Practice

Starting Feb 1st, you will receive a daily lesson of pre-recorded materials to be completed at your convenience each day.

Deepen

Support your experience with two live Zoom webinars to ask questions directly to Sharon to clarify and deepen your practice.

What is the Challenge?

The Real Happiness Challenge is a 28-day exploration of meditation led by expert teacher Sharon Salzberg. Whether you're new to meditation or looking to refresh your practice, don't miss the opportunity to study with one of the world's leading meditation educators. Based on Sharon's New York Times bestselling book, Real Happiness, this month-long program covers a full spectrum of meditation techniques to empower you with a robust toolkit for a happier life. Now in its twelfth year, the Challenge has fostered an incredible community of practitioners over the past decade–many of whom participate in this offering every year.

Commit

Register to join the Challenge and make the personal commitment to yourself to meditate every day (even for five minutes) during the month of February.

Practice

Starting Feb 1st, you will receive a daily lesson of pre-recorded materials to be completed at your convenience each day.

Deepen

Support your experience with two live Zoom webinars to ask questions directly to Sharon to clarify and deepen your practice.

   REGISTER NOW   

What is the Challenge?

The Real Happiness Challenge is a 28-day exploration of meditation led by expert teacher Sharon Salzberg. Whether you're new to meditation or looking to refresh your practice, don't miss the opportunity to study with one of the world's leading meditation educators. Based on Sharon's New York Times bestselling book, Real Happiness, this month-long program covers a full spectrum of meditation techniques to empower you with a robust toolkit for a happier life.

Now in its twelfth year, the Challenge has fostered an incredible community of practitioners over the past decade–many of whom participate in this offering every year.

Commit 

Register to join the Challenge and make the personal commitment to yourself to meditate every day (even for 5 min) during the month of February.

Practice

Starting Feb 1st, you will receive a daily lesson of pre-recorded materials to be completed at your convenience each day.

Deepen

Support your experience with two live Zoom webinars to ask questions directly to Sharon to clarify and deepen your practice.

Flexible 28-Day Program

This month-long program consists of 28 lessons, organized into four week-long themes: Concentration, Mindfulness of the Body, Mindfulness of Thoughts/Emotions, and Lovingkindness. Each lesson includes the following components:

Teaching of the day (text)

Guided meditation of the day (pre-recorded audio)

Meditation tip of the day (text)

Inspirational artwork (image)

FAQ of the day (text)

Transcript of the guided meditation (text)

Lessons are unlocked for you daily and sent to you via email at 3am (local time) to complete at your convenience each day. You will continue to have full access to the lessons until May 31, 2022.

Flexible 28-Day Program

This month-long program consists of 28 lessons, organized into four week-long themes: Concentration, Mindfulness of the Body, Mindfulness of Thoughts/Emotions, and Lovingkindness. Each lesson includes the following components:

Teaching of the day (text)

Guided meditation of the day (pre-recorded audio)

Meditation tip of the day (text)

Inspirational artwork (image)

FAQ of the day (text)

Transcript of the guided meditation (text)

Lessons are unlocked for you daily and sent to you via email at 3am (local time) to complete at your convenience each day. You will continue to have full access to the lessons until May 31, 2022.

Flexible 28-Day Program

This month-long program consists of 28 lessons, organized into four week-long themes: Concentration, Mindfulness of the Body, Mindfulness of Thoughts/Emotions, and Lovingkindness. Each lesson includes the following components:

Teaching of the day (text)

Guided meditation of the day (pre-recorded audio)

Meditation tip of the day (text)

Inspirational artwork (image)

FAQ of the day (text)

Transcript of the guided meditation (text)

Lessons are unlocked for you daily and sent to you via email at 3am (local time) to complete at your convenience each day. You will continue to have full access to the lessons until May 31, 2022.

Week 1

Concentration Practice

Learn core techniques of concentration practice by working with the natural breath. 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

Learn the basics of mindfulness by exploring body-based meditation techniques like walking meditation, body scan meditations, and practices that incorporate daily activities and household tasks.

Week 3

Mindfulness of Emotions

Go deeper into the world of mindfulness with the rich terrain of emotions and thoughts. Learn practices for working with difficult emotions and building positive emotions for greater resilience.

Week 4

Lovingkindness Practice

Learn core lovingkindness practices that explore how we pay attention and who we pay attention to. Cultivate genuine self-compassion and how to balance that with compassion for others and the larger world.

Week 1

Concentration Practice

Learn core techniques of concentration practice by working with the natural breath. 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

Learn the basics of mindfulness by exploring body-based meditation techniques like walking meditation, body scan meditations, and practices that incorporate daily activities and household tasks.

Week 3

Mindfulness of Emotions

Go deeper into the world of mindfulness with the rich terrain of emotions and thoughts. Learn practices for working with difficult emotions and building positive emotions for greater resilience.

Week 4

Loving-kindness

Learn core loving-kindness practices that explore how we pay attention and who we pay attention to. Cultivate genuine self-compassion and how to balance that with compassion for others and the larger world.

Week 1

Concentration Practice

Learn core techniques of concentration practice by working with the natural breath. 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

Learn the basics of mindfulness by exploring body-based meditation techniques like walking meditation, body scan meditations, and practices that incorporate daily activities and household tasks.

Week 3

Mindfulness of Emotions

Go deeper into the world of mindfulness with the rich terrain of emotions and thoughts. Learn practices for working with difficult emotions and building positive emotions for greater resilience.

Week 4

Lovingkindness Practice

Learn core lovingkindness practices that explore how we pay attention and who we pay attention to. Cultivate genuine self-compassion and how to balance that with compassion for others and the larger world.

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The Challenge runs from February 1-28, 2022. Registration closes on January 31 at 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time.

Countdown to the Challenge

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The Challenge runs from February 1-28, 2022. Registration closes on January 31 at 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time.

Sliding Scale Pricing

The Challenge is offered on a sliding scale basis, with a $10 suggested contribution, to keep this offering as accessible as possible. Full scholarships are available for those who cannot contribute financially, and we gratefully accept larger contributions for anyone with the means to support the Challenge in a bigger way. All funds received go directly towards the Challenge operations and support staff.

  REGISTER NOW  

Sliding Scale Pricing

The Challenge is offered on a sliding scale basis, with a $10 suggested contribution, to keep this offering as accessible as possible. Full scholarships are available for those who cannot contribute financially, and we gratefully accept larger contributions for anyone with the means to support the Challenge in a bigger way. All funds received go directly towards the Challenge operations and support staff.

  REGISTER NOW  

Sliding Scale Pricing

The Challenge is offered on a sliding scale basis, with a $10 suggested contribution, to keep this offering as accessible as possible. Full scholarships are available for those who cannot contribute financially, and we gratefully accept larger contributions for anyone with the means to support the Challenge in a bigger way. All funds received go directly towards the Challenge operations and support staff.

Meet Sharon

Sharon Salzberg is a pioneer in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher, and a New York 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 Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and has authored eleven books, including her seminal work, Lovingkindness, and her most recent release, Real Change. 

Meet Sharon

Sharon Salzberg is a pioneer in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher, and a New York 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 Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and has authored eleven books, including her seminal work, Lovingkindness, and her most recent release, Real Change. 

Meet Sharon

Sharon Salzberg is a pioneer in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher, and a New York 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 Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and has authored eleven books, including her seminal work, Lovingkindness, and her most recent release, Real Change.