Sharon Salzberg

Year of birth : 1952
Teacher/Guru : Author, Meditation Teacher
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" Life is like an ever-shifting kaleidoscope - a slight change, and all patterns alter. ”

“ Faith is not a singular state that we either have or don’t have, But it is something we Do. 

Each decision we make, each action we take, is born out of an intention "

Books by the Master

'' Loving kindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness '' ... '' Real Happiness at Work '' ... '' Real happiness the power of meditation '' ... '' The Kindness Handbook '' ... '' Love Your Enemies: How to Break the Anger Habit & be a Whole Lot Happier '' ... '' Voices of Insight '' ... '' Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience '' ... '' The Force of Kindness '' ... '' Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Programme for Real Happiness '' ... '' A Heart as Wide as the World Living with Mindfulness, Wisdom and Compassion '' ... '' Insight Meditation: A Step-by-step Course on How to Meditate '' ... '' A Heart as Wide as the World '' . 


Sharon Salzberg is a New York Times Bestselling author and teacher of Buddhist meditation practices in the West. In 1974, she co-founded the Insight Meditation Society at Barre, Massachusetts with Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein. Her emphasis is on vipassanā (insight) and mettā (loving-kindness) methods, and has been leading meditation retreats around the world for over three decades. All of these methods have their origins in the Theravada Buddhist tradition.

Born in 1952, Sharon Salzberg experienced a childhood involving considerable loss and turmoil. An early realization of the power of meditation to overcome personal suffering determined her life direction. Her teaching and writing now communicates that power to a worldwide audience of practitioners.

She offers non-sectarian retreat and study opportunities for participants from widely diverse backgrounds. Sharon first encountered Buddhism in 1969, in an Asian philosophy course at the State University of New York, Buffalo. The course sparked an interest that, in 1970, took her to India, for an independent study program. Sharon travelled motivated by “an intuition that the methods of meditation would bring me some clarity and peace.” In 1971, in Bodh Gaya, India, Sharon attended her first intensive meditation course. She spent the next years engaged in intensive study with highly respected meditation teachers.

She returned to America in 1974 and began teaching vipassana (insight) meditation.