As a photographer, I use a camera to capture fleeting moments. During this morning’s reflective ‘landscape of experience’ meditation, I noticed that mindfulness shares some similar qualities. In today’s age of the ubiquitous ‘iPhone,’ photography can become a mindless activity detracting Read More
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It is really gratifying to me that I have managed to keep up with each day of the challenge so far. The second day I got only part of the way through, so I did Day 2 and Day 3 Read More
When I first tried meditating several years ago, I remember struggling between trying to still my body and my mind. At first, I found it incredibly difficult and physically uncomfortable to sit still, which was then followed by my many thoughts, “My knee really hurts . . Read More
I have always struggled with feeling like I deserve time to myself. I am a mom of 3, and while they are all almost grown now, I still find myself with the need to justify giving 5 minutes a day Read More
Sharon returns to Brooklyn to Prema Yoga for a Tuesday evening workshop on Real Love.
Fundamentally, there is only one kind of love– real love – trying to come more fully alive in us despite our limiting assumptions, the distortions of our culture, our sense of unworthiness, and the habits of fear, self-condemnation and isolation we tend to acquire just by living a life. Real love can manifest towards ourselves, towards another, towards all beings, and towards life itself. This workshop will explore the role of mindfulness and lovingkindness meditation practices in nurturing our capacity for real love. It will include a talk, practice periods, and Q&A. Suitable for new and experienced meditators.
The Challenges of Seeing Meditation Only Through a Scientific Lens Weekly Column By Sharon Salzberg for On Being Originally Published April 26, 2015 Some years ago, a neuroscientist gently challenged me on the benefits of meditation: “Without further scientific validation,” Read More
The Pain of Caregiving & the Privilege of Suffering Weekly Column By Sharon Salzberg for On Being Originally Published April 12, 2015 No endeavor comes without stress. No matter what we do, at times we will be met with challenges: Read More
What Does Mindfulness Really Mean Anyway? Weekly Column By Sharon Salzberg for On Being Originally Published April 5, 2015 There is no doubt that “mindfulness” is having a moment in the spotlight. Back in November 2013, David Hochman wrote a Read More
Mindfulness training, the moment-to-moment awareness of our mind/body process with a calm and focused attention, is the fundamental tool of many ancient meditative traditions and new modern psychotherapeutic techniques. Awakening the inner capacities we all have, mindfulness meditation allows us Read More
It has been wonderful to sit with everyone for another year of the Real Happiness Challenge. Thank you all for your honest posts and for your willingness to explore so boldly! Here is a word cloud from our collective posts Read More