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NY Zen Center for Contemplative Care – REAL LOVE – Workshop

Join Sharon at the NY Zen Center for Contemplative Care speaking about her new book, Real Love. To love ourselves, we must know ourselves. To love one another, we must know one another. But our assumptions, distractions, fears, expectations, and personal sense of unworthiness obscure these kernels of truth.

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We yearn for connection with others — but our minds get in the way, constantly spinning judgments about how we are fundamentally alienated from one another. As William James wisely explained, “Our view of the world is truly shaped by what we decide to hear.” However, we can train ourselves to change, to “hear” more of what is out there – and to “listen” less to our limiting and often self-condemning thoughts along the way.

With core mindfulness and lovingkindness techniques, and other meditation exercises, Sharon Salzberg will guide participants through the process of seeing through layers of habit – whether rooted in fear, self-condemnation or other mental conditioning –to find a truer meaning of love for themselves, for their loved ones, for those they don’t know but with whom they share this planet — for all beings everywhere.

Suitable for both new and experienced meditators, the evening will consist of guided meditations, a talk and time for questions and answers.

A copy of Sharon’s newest book Real Love is included in the registration price.

Shambhala NYC – REAL LOVE – Weekend Retreat w Ethan Nichtern

Shambhala New York

Join Sharon and Ethan Nichtern for a non-residential retreat weekend retreat in New York City at Shambhala NYC. Sharon and Ethan will guide us through the process of seeing through layers of habit – whether rooted in fear, self-condemnation or other mental conditioning – to find a truer meaning of love – for ourselves, our loved ones, for everyone we don’t know but with whom we share this planet – for all beings everywhere.

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To love ourselves, we must know ourselves. To love one another, we must know one another. But our assumptions, distractions, fears, expectations, and personal sense of unworthiness obscure these kernels of truth. We yearn for connection with others — but our minds get in the way, constantly spinning judgments about how we are fundamentally alienated from one another. With our mindfulness practice, we can train ourselves to listen more to what is out there, and to less of what our limiting and self-condemning thoughts are saying.

From one of the world’s foremost experts on loving-kindness meditation comes the best-selling book, REAL LOVE: The Art of Mindful Connection by Sharon Salzberg. Real Love is a field guide for anyone seeking awakened living in the 21st century. It’s designed to revolutionize what true connection and love mean to you, and empower you with practical and creative tools to embody it. Based on the teachings and exercises in this book, Sharon Salzberg, alongside friend and colleague Shastri Ethan Nichtern, have built a program consisting of core mindfulness and loving-kindness techniques suitable for both new and experienced meditators.

Washington DC – HEALING THE HEART OF DEMOCRACY – Talk with Tim Ryan

Healing the Heart of Democracy: Real Love & the Art of Mindful Connection

Join Congressman Tim Ryan and author/meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg for a Mindful approach to current times.  These friends and colleagues will exchange stories and practices to help us free ourselves for action and service. Participants gain tools for remaining fully engaged without feeling overwhelmed or withdrawn.

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For over four decades, Sharon Salzberg has taught the ancient practices of mindfulness and metta (loving kindness) that the Buddha taught as an antidote to fear.   Congressman Ryan has encouraged us all to engage in voting/political action with compassion and connection—qualities they both consider essential to a vibrant democracy. In her newly released book, “Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection,” Salzberg writes “Awareness and love are qualities we can rely on moment to moment.  They help us find ourselves when we’ve lost our way.  They protect us during storms…and help us let go of our preconceived notions of how life should be at any given time.”  Congressman Ryan begins his landmark book “Mindful Nation” with “American has always been defined by how we have responded to crisis,  and then explores how mindfulness can boost our capacities to act skillfully in response.


ABOUT CONGRESSMAN TIM RYAN

Congressman Tim Ryan represents Ohio’s 13th Congressional District and was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002 at age 29. In January, he began his eighth consecutive term.  Ryan serves as a member of the House Appropriations Committee and co-chair of the Congressional Manufacturing Caucus. Ryan has authored   two groundbreaking books:  “A Mindful Nation: How a Simple Practice Can Help us Reduce Stress, Improve Performance, and Recapture the American Spirit”   and “The Real Food Revolution:  Healthy Eating, Green Groceries and the Return of the American Family Farm.” LEARN MORE HERE

Wanderlust Hollywood – REAL LOVE BOOK TOUR – Daylong Workshop

From one of the world’s foremost experts on lovingkindness meditation comes REAL LOVE: The Art of Mindful Connection by Sharon Salzberg. Sharon has created a field guide for anyone seeking awakened living in the 21st century – regardless of age, race, gender, ethnicity or status.

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Real love is a timely, creative tool kit of mindfulness exercises and meditation techniques that encourage us to strip away layers of negative habits and obstacles, helping us to experience authentic love based on direct experience, rather than preconceptions. Real Love will revolutionize what true connection and love mean to you, and empower you with practical and creative tools to embody it.

To love ourselves, we must know ourselves. To love one another, we must know one another. But our assumptions, distractions, fears, expectations, and personal sense of unworthiness obscure these kernels of truth. We yearn for connection with others — but our minds get in the way, constantly spinning judgments about how we are fundamentally alienated from one another. As William James wisely explained, “Our view of the world is truly shaped by what we decide to hear.” We can train ourselves to change, to “hear” more of what is out there – and to “listen” less to our limiting and often self-condemning thoughts along the way.

With core mindfulness and lovingkindness techniques, and other meditation exercises, Sharon Salzberg will guide participants through the process of seeing through layers of habit – whether rooted in fear, self-condemnation or other mental conditioning – to find a truer meaning of love for themselves, for their loved ones, for those they don’t know but with whom they share this planet –for all beings everywhere.

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Insight Community of Washington DC – REAL LOVE BOOK TOUR – Book Signing

Sharon returns to the Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC for their Wednesday evening dharma talk (filling in for Tara Brach) as part of her Real Love Book Tour.

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Sharon will be speaking on the topic of her new book, REAL LOVE and offering a book signing after the event. Books will be available for purchase at this event. We yearn for connection with others — but our minds get in the way, constantly spinning judgments about how we are fundamentally alienated from one another. As William James wisely explained, “Our view of the world is truly shaped by what we decide to hear.” We can train ourselves to change, to “hear” more of what is out there – and to “listen” less to our limiting and often self-condemning thoughts along the way.

With core mindfulness and lovingkindness techniques, and other meditation exercises, Sharon Salzberg will guide participants through the process of seeing through layers of habit – whether rooted in fear, self-condemnation or other mental conditioning – to find a truer meaning of love for themselves, for their loved ones, for those they don’t know but with whom they share this planet –for all beings everywhere.

Suitable for both new and experienced meditators, the class will consist of guided meditations, talks and time for questions and answers. This is a large gathering of approximately 250-300 people. Chairs are always provided or you may bring your sitting gear. No registration is necessary. Please email Glen Harrison, the class coordinator, for the current ASL (American Sign Language) interpretation schedule.

Infinity Foundation – REAL LOVE BOOK TOUR – Weekend Retreat

Infinity FoundationJoin Sharon Salzberg, one of the most influential meditation teachers in the West, in her most recent work and upcoming release, Real Love. Move beyond the standard definition of love as intense affection, romance, adoration, strong attachment, and personal attraction. Discover how to redefine and explore a world of greater possibility to experience love in a more essential way, without the stale narratives perpetuated by popular culture. Move from feelings of alienation to reconciliation and peace while still maintaining your integrity. Experience and appreciate love as a more sustaining and sustainable kind of happiness.

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Real love is about developing a core within and an ability to love beyond reciprocating. It invites you to practice courage, as well as resilience, self-forgiveness, acceptance, gratitude, and letting go. Increase awareness and a sense of deep connection with yourself and others. Apply mindfulness and loving kindness to reach into your heart, open it, and take risks by breaking free of the limits and expectations of love. Create a spacious balance of mind that allows you a more direct, experiential relationship with love.


EVENT DETAILS

Course 171184 CEUs available
Date  Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20
Time  9:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Sat. night optional Q & A 7:00-9:00 PM
Cost  $340/300 by July 19
Place  Techny Towers, 2001 Waukegan Rd., near Northbrook, IL
Identifying and acknowledging your habitual thought patterns is the first step in developing a greater sense of awareness regarding your moment-to-moment existence. With core mindfulness and loving kindness techniques and meditation experientials, be guided through methods that best align with where you are right now by:

  1. Acknowledging and reconciling the inclusion of loving with yourself, others, and the world.
  2. Connecting and fostering self-love and love for others.
  3. Enhancing your capacity to love and receive the love of others with acceptance and a new perspective.

In these practices, you are invited to return, abide, and dwell in the flourishing of your potential. Rather than fall in and out of love, rise in love. Experience more compassion and well-being, connection, and a stronger sense of authenticity.

This retreat is for both new and experienced meditators. Bring a cushion if you would like to sit on the floor. Chairs are provided. The Saturday night optional program offers time for questions and answers and guided meditation.

 

Spirit Rock – REAL LOVE BOOK TOUR – Daylong Workshop

You are a person worthy of love. You don’t have to do anything to deserve all the love in the world. Real Love is a creative tool kit of mindfulness exercises and meditation techniques that help you truly engage with your present experience and create deeper love relationships with yourself, your partner, friends and family, and with life itself.

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Sharon Salzberg has taught lovingkindness meditation all over the world, and in her newest book she encourages us to strip away layers of negative habits and obstacles, helping us to experience authentic, love-based, direct experience, rather than preconceptions. Sharon will guide us in dispelling cultural and emotional habits and directing focused care and attention so we can recapture the essence of what it is to love and be loved. With positive reflections and practices, Sharon teaches us how to shift the responsibilities of the love that we give and receive to rekindle the powerful healing force of true connection. This daylong will include a combination of talks, guided meditation and direction for practice to carry forth the lessons of the day into our daily lives. This daylong is appropriate for all audiences. A book signing will follow the event.

Insight LA – REAL LOVE – Daylong Workshop

Sharon returns to Insight LA for a daylong immersion on Real Love as part of her Real Love Book Tour in 2017. To love ourselves, we must know ourselves. To love one another, we must know one another. But our assumptions, distractions, fears, expectations, and personal sense of unworthiness obscure these kernels of truth. We yearn for connection with others — but our minds get in the way, constantly spinning judgments about how we are fundamentally alienated from one another.

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REGISTER HERE

With core mindfulness and lovingkindness techniques, and other meditation exercises, Sharon Salzberg will guide participants through the process of seeing through layers of habit – whether rooted in fear, self-condemnation or other mental conditioning – to find a truer meaning of love for themselves, for their loved ones, for those they don’t know but with whom they share this planet — for all beings everywhere. Suitable for both new and experienced meditators, the course will consist of guided meditations, talks and time for questions and answers.

Unplug Meditation – REAL LOVE BOOK TOUR – LA Book Launch Party

Come celebrate with us Los Angeles for the REAL LOVE book launch! Hoste by Unplug Meditation, this event includes a talk and reading by Sharon Salzberg, followed by a book signing! Admission includes signed copy of Real Love (hard cover).

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In REAL LOVE, Sharon has created a field guide for anyone looking for awakened living in the 21st century. Her teachings will revolutionize what true connection and love mean to you, while empowering you with creative tools to embody it. If you’re ready to strip away negative habits and experience more authentic love, this event in a MUST.


May all beings be happy ♡