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Jun 17, 2016

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

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Sharon Salzberg - Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation (book)

Sharon Salzberg's website

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Sharon Salzberg (books)

10% Happier guided meditation (app)

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