Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg has been a student of Buddhism since 1971 and has been leading meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. She teaches both intensive awareness practice (vipassana or insight meditation) and the profound cultivation of lovingkindness and compassion (the Brahma Viharas). Cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and The Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, she is the author several books including Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation, A 28-Day Program (Workman Publishing), LovingKindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness (Shambhala Classics); and Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experiences (Riverhead Trade).