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Sharon Salzberg
Buddhist teacher, author, expert on meditation

Sharon Salzberg has been a student of Buddhism since 1971 and has led meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. She teaches both intensive awareness practice (Vipassana or Insight meditation) and the profound cultivation of lovingkindness and compassion. She is a co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Mass., and The Barre Center for Buddhist Studies.

Salzberg's latest book is "The Force of Kindness," (Sounds True). She is also the author of "Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience" (Riverhead Books); "Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness" (Shambhala Publications); and "A Heart as Wide as the World" (Shambhala Publications); and co-author with Joseph Goldstein of the CD collection Insight Meditation, a Step-by-Step Course on How to Meditate (Sounds True). She has edited "Voices of Insight" (Shambhala Publications), an anthology of writings by Vipassana teachers in the West.
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