Sharon Salzberg is a meditation teacher and New York Times best-selling author. She is the co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA and has played a crucial role in bringing Asian meditation practices to the West. Sharon’s been a student of meditation since 1971, guiding retreats worldwide since 1974.
In this episode, we discuss:
- What is mindfulness?
- Where does the meditation newbie begin?
- A specific meditation practice for beginners
- Meditation becomes easier and easier over time
- Is there any substitution for meditation?
- Are meditation apps legit?
- Has meditation become more essential in today’s busy world?
- How meditation positively changes your brain
- The practice of Lovingkindness
- Why so many people struggle to keep a consistent meditation practice
- The concept of meditating “on something”
- Can meditation ruin your ambition or creative spark?
- What Sharon’s meditation practice looks like
Links to things we mentioned:
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Sharon Salzberg’s website
Sharon Salzberg – Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation (book)*
10% Happier guided meditation app for iOS
Headspace guided meditation app
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