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309: Liberating Yourself from Emotional Walls Using Buddhist Psychology with Sharon Salzberg

By August 15, 2023No Comments

Ever feel like you’re all by yourself in a room full of people?

This isn’t a unique problem. So many of us have been there, feeling like a stranger in our own life, disconnected from something deeper. But, what if I told you that this disconnect isn’t a bad thing, but a stepping stone to something better?

Buddhist psychology teaches us, “In the seeing, there is only the seen. In the hearing, there is only the heard.” That’s about directly experiencing life, without judgment, without resistance, without your mind running a marathon in the background. And that’s what we’re talking about today.

Our guest is Sharon Salzberg. She is a meditation pioneer, world-renowned teacher, and New York Times bestselling author. She is one of the first to bring mindfulness and lovingkindness meditation to mainstream American culture over 45 years ago, inspiring generations of meditation teachers and wellness influencers.

Sharon is co-founder of The Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, and the author of twelve books, including the New York Times bestseller “Real Happiness,” now in its second edition, and her seminal work, “Lovingkindness.” Her newest book, “Real Life: The Journey from Isolation to Openness and Freedom,” was released earlier this year from Flatiron Books.

We Will Learn

  • How to liberate ourselves from grasping, aversion, and delusion.
  • How to allow and accept the full spectrum of our emotions.
  • How to practice “urge surfing” and sitting with the discomfort of ordinary life.


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