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Sharon Salzberg

5 Simple Ways You Can Help Create Peace in Gaza and Israel

Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD | Posted 07.24.2014 | Impact
Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD

Living far away, it's often hard to know where to start or how to help. So, I began asking people with experience in the region and have identified five simple actions you can take today to support peace for people in Gaza and Israel.

10 Religious Leaders Take A Stab At The True Meaning Of Wisdom

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.11.2014 | Religion

The world's faith traditions have much to teach us about wisdom -- what it is, where to find it and who truly possesses it. Wisdom is elusive, however...

Daily Meditation: Loving Kindness

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.27.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

5 Steps for Using Mindfulness to Get What You Want

Melanie Harth, Ph.D., LMHC | Posted 05.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Harth, Ph.D., LMHC

Your choices are based, in part, on the stories you're telling yourself. Here's the thing -- you can begin writing new stories for yourself. You can learn to choose healthier, happier endings, based on having a truer sense of who you really are, and what you want.

The Case For Loving Your Enemies

Charlotte Lieberman | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Lieberman

Here are five basic tips to help us all recognize the power of compassionate communication -- with our colleagues, clients and ourselves (and well, everybody else).

Leaders Of The Mindfulness Movement On How Meditation Will Change The Workplace

Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living

Once a niche activity for the spiritual set, meditation and mindfulness have made their way into the corporate world, with numerous CEOs opening up ab...

Creating Generous Cultures in Our Nonprofit Organizations

Barbara Bonner | Posted 05.10.2014 | Impact
Barbara Bonner

An organization that honors generosity is clear in its mission and encourages bold implementation. Because the stakes are high and our resources are limited, we are all too often afraid of boldness.

WATCH: Meditation Expert Shares Simple Secret To Being Happy At Work

Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

It's safe to say that Sharon Salzberg, a New York Times Best selling author and leading teacher of Buddhist meditation practices, has a pretty good id...

Taking the Happy Train to the Rubin

Tim McHenry | Posted 03.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Tim McHenry

We all take furtive glances at our fellow passengers on the subway. Don't we? Sometimes they are so unaware of their surroundings, that our gaze gets ...

Debunking The Myth Of Multitasking

Sharon Salzberg | Posted 03.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Sharon Salzberg

Debunking the myth of multitasking, we become much better at what we do and increase the chance of being able to remember the details of work we have done in the past.

How Happiness Influences Our Creativity

Posted 12.29.2013 | Healthy Living

The term "tortured artist" is a well known one, and artists with that reputation often pride themselves on producing powerful work from places of pain...

Inner State Crumbles United States

Suna Senman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Suna Senman

America is striving to build a more peacefully prosperous society by digging into the foundation of our ground structure. Health care is a part of tha...

Why You Should Love Your Enemies

Sharon Salzberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Sharon Salzberg

Anger is the wish to obliterate the target. It is the hot flash of destructive momentum that makes people lash out and, in too many cases, recklessly destroy lives, destroy the environment, destroy the very way of life of those perceived to be the enemy. In the Buddhist teachings, it is said that one moment of hatred against an enlightened being produces eons of negative effects, leading the hating person into a season in hell.

Taking a Shot at Peace

Suna Senman | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics
Suna Senman

March 23, 2013 was the 10th anniversary of Michael Moore's film Bowling for Columbine. The award-winning documentary plunged deep below the surface, ...

Letting Go to Take Control

Carissa Fish | Posted 03.06.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Carissa Fish

Women today feel like we must do everything, and do it perfectly. We tend to believe that the world will stop spinning if we take even a moment's rest from maintaining these goals. In my life, this is where meditation comes in.

When Mindfulness Meets Compassion: Close Encounters in Contemplative Science

Joe Loizzo, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Joe Loizzo, M.D., Ph.D.

As an exploding body of clinical research confirms that mindfulness helps reduce stress and promote healing, learning and neuroplasticity, a parallel line of study on the practice of loving-kindness has begun to converge with exciting new research on positive emotions and the brain.

InsightLA: 10 Years of Good Dharma

Michael Sigman | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

This fall, InsightLA celebrates its 10th anniversary -- a decade during which Trudy and an ever-growing band of colleagues have helped change the lives of thousands of Angelenos.

Who to Vote For?

Sharon Salzberg | Posted 11.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Sharon Salzberg

Voting is like alchemy -- taking an abstract value and breathing life into it. Voting is the expression of our commitment to ourselves, one another, this country and this world. And the imperative to vote is genuinely nonpartisan.

A Way Out Of Suffering: An Interview With Sharon Salzberg

Omega Institute | Posted 10.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

Omega talks with Sharon Salzberg, who urges us to live from love and take care of one another.

Fierce Compassion

Sharon Salzberg | Posted 10.14.2012 | Religion
Sharon Salzberg

Compassion does not imply ducking our responsibilities or shirking our power. Instead, it is a potent tool for transformation since it requires us to step outside of our conditioned response patterns.

How One Book Changed My Life

Claudia Ricci | Posted 10.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Claudia Ricci

"Lovingkindness" is not a big book. Not at all. It's actually rather small. The pages are very tiny. And her message is not new. And yet, it is monumentally important.

Practicing Loving Kindness In The Capital

Matteo Pistono | Posted 09.11.2011 | Religion
Matteo Pistono

Although Sharon Salzberg's quiet, contemplative teachings appear to be in strong contrast with Krishna Das' kirtan, which often generates ecstatic dancing and emotions, both help harness the mind and focus one's awareness.

A 500-Year Plan For Humanity's Mental Health

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 08.09.2011 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Altruistic acts need to be introduced into our mental health plans. If you choose some way to help future generations and you're involved on an ongoing basis, you will absolutely benefit psychologically.

Meditation At Work: Breathing Lessons

Melissa Kirsch | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Melissa Kirsch

This happens on more days than most: I am in a meeting, or working against a deadline, and it occurs to me that I am barely breathing.

Opening The Heart With Lovingkindness

Sharon Salzberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sharon Salzberg

Everyone loses touch with their aspiration, and we need the heart to return to what we really care about. All of this is based on developing greater lovingkindness and compassion.