Sharon Salzberg is a central figure in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher, and New York Times best-selling author.
She has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness practices to the West and into mainstream culture since 1974, when she first began teaching. She is the cofounder together with Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and leads retreats, workshops, and classes around the world. Sharon is the author of 11 books including New York Times best seller, Real Happiness; The Force of Kindness, her seminal work, Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness and her latest release, Real Change: Mindfulness To Heal Ourselves and the World.
Renowned for her down-to-earth teaching style, Sharon offers a secular, modern approach to Buddhist teachings, making them instantly accessible. She is the host of her own podcast: The Metta Hour.
What Others are Saying About Sharon Salzberg
“Salzberg....helps us to stop our running madly in the wrong direction, to see the real thing right there, waiting for our tender, mindful awareness to enjoy its free reality.”
—Robert Thurman, PhD, author of Inner Revolution and Infinite Life: Awakening the Bliss Within
“Salzberg speaks from experience…an extraordinary teacher.”
—O, The Oprah Magazine