Sharon Salzberg

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Sharon Salzberg is a meditation pioneer and industry leader, a world-renowned teacher, and New York Times best-selling author. As one of the first to bring meditation and mindfulness into mainstream American culture over 45 years ago, her relatable, demystifying approach has inspired generations of meditation teachers and wellness influencers.

Sharon is co-founder of The Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, and the author of eleven books, including the best-selling, Real Happiness, now in its second edition, her seminal work, Loving-Kindness, and her newest book, Real Change: Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and the World, released in September of 2020 from Flatiron Books. Her secular, modern approach to Buddhist teachings is sought after at schools, conferences, and retreat centers worldwide.

Sharon’s podcast, The Metta Hour, has amassed over 3 million downloads and features interviews with the top leaders and thinkers of the mindfulness movement and beyond. Sharon’s writing can be found on Medium, On Being, the Maria Shriver blog, and Huffington Post. Learn more at

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