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Sharon Salzberg

Author, Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness, Insight Meditation Society


Sharon Salzberg has been studying and practicing meditation since 1971, and teaching worldwide since 1974. Her work centers on the cultivation of concentration, mindfulness and especially Lovingkindness and compassion. She is the co- founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. In recent years her work has expanded to offering these tools of resilience to domestic violence shelter staff, home health workers, international humanitarian aid workers, and non profit employees. Vicarious trauma experienced by service providers with its public health implications, and the positive potential of implementing tools like mindfulness and compassion meditations is her particular focus currently.
Sharon is the author of 9 books, including the NY Times bestseller Real Happiness. Her next book, Real Love, will be published in January 2017. In addition, Sharon is a weekly columnist at OnBeing.