Sharon Salzberg - 1440 Multiversity

Expand your sense of self with spiritual teacher Adyashanti at The Courage to Be, November 9-11.

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Sharon Salzberg

Vipassana meditation teacher and author

Sharon Salzberg is a pioneer in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher, and a New York Times best-selling author. She has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness to the West and into mainstream culture since 1974, when she first began teaching.

Sharon is the cofounder of the first Western meditation center in the United States: the Insight Meditation Society, in Barre, Massachusetts.

She has authored 10 books, including the New York Times best seller, Real Happiness, her seminal work, Lovingkindness, and her 2017 release, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection.

Acclaimed for her down-to-earth teaching style, Sharon offers a secular, modern approach to Buddhist teachings, making them instantly accessible. She is a regular columnist for On Being, a contributor to Huffington Post, and the host of her own podcast, Metta Hour, with over 70 episodes.

Upcoming Programs

Heart of Devotion

November 16 - 18, 2018

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

Reach into your heart, open it up, and break free of the limiting beliefs and expectations of love we all carry. The risk of becoming vulnerable is less than the risk of becoming separate from your most authentic life and dearest loved ones. Join two longtime friends and colleagues, Krishna Das and Sharon Salzberg, for...

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Real Love

April 12 - 14, 2019

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

To love ourselves, we must know ourselves. To love one another, we must know one another. But our assumptions, distractions, fears, expectations, and personal sense of unworthiness obscure these kernels of truth. As William James wisely explained, “Our view of the world is truly shaped by what we decide to hear.” Join Vipassana meditation pioneer...

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Previous Programs

Lovingkindness Retreat

May 26 - 28, 2017

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

Lovingkindness is a meditation that cultivates our natural capacity for an open and loving heart. Although frequently denigrated in our culture as simplistic and weak, the quality of kindness has an inherent power to transform our worldview from one of fear and isolation to one rooted in clarity, courage, compassion, and genuine happiness. Lovingkindness is...

Applied Mindfulness

September 8 - 15, 2017

Friday - Friday, 7 nights

We live in a time when meditation and mindfulness are becoming widespread in individual lives and institutions, teaching us tools for tapping into our capacity for authentic presence, stronger relationships, fulfilling work, and increased resilience and well-being. This immersion provides a special opportunity for those who are interested in or currently using mindfulness in professional...

Real Love

March 16 - 18, 2018

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

To love ourselves, we must know ourselves. To love one another, we must know one another. But our assumptions, distractions, fears, expectations, and personal sense of unworthiness obscure these kernels of truth. As William James wisely explained, “Our view of the world is truly shaped by what we decide to hear.” Join Vipassana meditation pioneer...