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Sharon Salzberg, Mindfulness Teacher and Author

“[Lovingkindness] does not require getting personally involved with everyone we meet. It does not require us to agree with their actions or views. It never requires that we sacrifice our principles or cease standing up for what we believe.”

Sharon Salzberg is a pioneer in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher and New York Times bestselling author. She has played a pivotal role bringing meditation and mindfulness into mainstream American culture since 1974. Sharon is co-founder of The Insight Meditation Society, in Barre, MA and has authored 10 books, including the New York Times bestseller, Real Happiness, her seminal work, Lovingkindness and her 2017 release, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection. Acclaimed for her down-to-earth and relatable teaching style, Sharon offers a secular, modern approach to Buddhist teachings, making them instantly accessible. Her writing can be found on Medium, On Being, the Maria Shriver blog, and Huffington Post. Sharon is also the host of her own podcast, The Metta Hour, with 90+ episodes featuring interviews with the top leaders and voices in the meditation and mindfulness movement. Learn more at

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