During meditation, I sometimes find myself getting caught up with difficult thoughts or emotions and if I go in too deep and try to analyze and understand, things get murky and cloudy, questions begets questions. I have difficulty letting go until I get to Read More
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Sending lovingkindness out to all beings gave me such a feeling of comfort. I kept it very general and broad so as to not get caught up with ‘difficult’ beings. As such, I felt hopeful. I felt grateful for all the good that Read More
It was difficult to remain focused during today’s lovingkindness towards others meditation. As I directed my attention to the various categories, I could not help but feel an immediate reaction of judgement. I would then wander off on tangents, recalling what I Read More
Opening the Heart meditation has got to be one of the most powerful and nurturing meditations I can offer myself. I am not certain what metaphysical aspects come into play here, but during this practice, I can actually feel a gathering of Read More
Practicing lovingkindness is really a unique way to think and see. When walking around in my community, I am usually focused on my end goal (shopping list, appointments, errands…). Regarding strangers, I either direct judgments or indifference their way. When I bump into Read More
We are reminded that when we are seeking balance, to practice meditation is to make a home of the deeper places that we have touched in our encounters with joy and sorrow. In Episode 38 of the Metta Hour Podcast, Read More
Sharon returns to Spirit Rock in Northern California for two daylong events on Equanimity and Lovingkindness. Join her for one or both events on Saturday, April 2nd and Sunday, April 3rd.REGISTER HERE
Lovingkindness is a meditation that cultivates our natural capacity for an open and loving heart. It is traditionally offered with meditations that enrich compassion, and joy in the happiness of others, and also deepen our own sense of peace. These practices lead to the development of concentration, connection, fearlessness, and genuine happiness. Sharon Salzberg will introduce these teachings and support us in our own experience and cultivation of these qualities through direct instruction and guided meditation using classical techniques in a modern idiom. There will also be opportunities for questions. This daylong is suitable for both new and experienced meditators. Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited and fixed income) are invited to attend this day for $30.
Online Registration for this event is available until 12 noon on the Friday before the event. If you can’t attend, see our Cancellation Policy. Volunteer/Work Exchange opportunities, as well as full or partial Scholarships, may be available for this program. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 488-0164 x224. Even if you have been to Spirit Rock before, please review Daylong Programs at Spirit Rock for useful information about what to wear, what to bring, how to get here, and more. Carpooling requested for onsite parking.
We’ve all been there. Running late – on the way to the airport, rushing to pick up the kids, or trying to get to that meeting on time. But the inevitable happens: bumper to bumper traffic! ? What do you do? Read More
PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED
Join Sharon in New York, NY at the Jewel Heart Center for an evening talk on Lovingkindness. This talk will also be available as a webinar.
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT About the Event: Metta is the Pali word for friendship or lovingkindness. It is taught as a meditation that cultivates our natural capacity for an open and loving heart. With its roots in practices said to be taught by the Buddha himself, metta is traditionally offered along with meditations that enrich compassion, joy in the happiness of others and equanimity. These practices lead to the development of concentration, fearlessness, happiness and a greater ability to love. Sharon Salzberg will introduce these teachings and support us in our own experience and cultivation of these qualities through direct instruction and guided meditation using classical techniques in a modern idiom. There will also be opportunities for questions. This event is suitable for both new and experienced meditators.
Details: Attendees are welcome to attend either in person or virtually via the webinar.
Wednesday, March 9 / 7 – 9pm: $25 ($15 for Seniors and Students)
For complete details on this event and to purchase tickets: CLICK HERE
As I take my seat on the cushion today, I’m beginning again. And tomorrow when I place my cushion in the (almost-exact) same place, I’ll be beginning again. And again. And again. It has been a pleasure sitting with all Read More