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Introducing a LIVE WORKSHOP from Meditation Pioneer, New York Times Bestselling Author, and Co-Founder of Insight Meditation Society, Sharon Salzberg:
Buddhist Wisdom: How to Live with More Happiness & Freedom
Discover practical meditation tools that will help you integrate the positive and negative aspects of life so you can cultivate more presence, balance and care for yourself and others.
Does it feel like your life will always be the same—no matter what you do?
There are times when we feel like we’re merely bystanders in our own lives. As if we are mired in habit, unable to break the patterns of suffering, distress, and unhappiness in our day-to-day.
Perhaps you feel anxious about the state of the world. You feel reactive, alone, cut off… and you are unable to move forward unless things are ‘perfect’.
Perhaps it feels like you are always waiting for your life to begin. It is much easier to stay still—despite feeling trapped, limited, overwhelmed, and constricted.
Does this sound like you
If any of these scenarios resonate with you, you are not alone. Fortunately, these problems are universal—and so are the tools one can learn to manage them.
Here’s the truth: It’s not necessarily about trying to become somebody else to solve our problems. Neither is it about eliminating suffering from our lives altogether.
In my 50 years of teaching, practicing, and studying Buddhist psychology… In my decades of helping thousands of individuals from all walks of life apply practical meditation skills…
If there is anything I know to be true, it is that befriending ourselves on this journey is key to navigating this sacred life with more ease, balance, and presence.
Surrendering to both the good and bad in life is not about giving in. It is about letting go and releasing our attachments on the journey toward true inner freedom and expansion.
What if I told you that there was a way to remain steadfast and calm in the face of any crisis? A way to nurture the freedom within your soul—and embody true freedom in your life?
I assure you, it is possible. With the right tools, anyone can start skillfully navigating this journey—and start living a more creative, more joyful, more authentic life in a way that lasts.
Introducing Buddhist Wisdom: How to Live with More
Happiness & Freedom Live Workshop
A live, interactive workshop where you will learn the practical tools of compassion, meditation, and mindfulness as you move from contraction to expansion in your everyday life.
The 6-hour workshop is the natural next step after the Buddhist Wisdom for Life Summit for those who are seeking more in-depth guidance, empowering you to put teachings of living more expansively into real-time practice.
Through discourse, dialogue, and meditation exercises, we’ll explore changing the dynamics that have us feeling most contracted to abide in the spaciousness that expansion enables.
Whether you have been wanting to meditate for a long time and don’t know where to start; or you are seeking perspective through a particularly challenging season of your life; this workshop will help you navigate this chapter with confidence, clarity, and even a sense of community.
With this live workshop, I invite you today on a powerful journey inwards.
Are you ready to start living your most expansive, authentic life?
Sunday, October 22, 12-6pm ET
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What You Will Learn Inside the Workshop
In this workshop you will learn ‘the how-to’ of living a more authentic life in a supportive and accessible way. This will not only help you release old habits and conditioning that no longer serve you, but allow you to enjoy life more as you move from contraction to expansion.
Suffering, after all, is such a universal experience. And having the tools to navigate that in a way that does not render your suffering meaningless, allows you to gain a stronger sense of connection to yourself and to the world at large.
Meditation is one of many tools that can aid you on this journey. And it works in different ways depending on which state you are currently inhabiting:
What do you do with a contracted mind? How do you relate to being really afraid? Or being really lost in anger? Not just feeling anger, but being lost in it. What do you do when you’re in this state?
Whenever we’re feeling contracted, we’ve been taught to either drown in it, try to push it away, or make-believe that it’s not there. None of these strategies actually work, because they refuse to accept the reality of what is.
In the workshop, you will be learning a set of specific tools on how to manage to be in a contracted state by:
These exercises are not just about contraction but moving towards expansion. We are capable of a great deal as human beings, and we can be reminded of that with a single breath.
Through meditation, we are able to create a full-on sense of presence at the moment, or even loving-kindness for ourselves and others. This is what meditation does: It seeds that belief that there is something bigger that we can all connect to—that we ourselves are bigger, expansive even, and capable of so much more.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The live workshop is 6 hours long, with multiple breaks. If you can’t attend live or will have to leave early, you will still get access to the workshop recording for 30 days after it’s over.
This is a great question, and what’s exciting about this workshop is that you will learn ‘the how-to of meditation’ in a supportive and accessible way. Sharon emphasizes the practicality of meditation in her teachings, and with her signature warmth and humor, you’ll be guided on how to easily apply it in everyday life.
The workshop is 100% live.
Everyone learns at a different pace, which is why you’ll get access to the recordings for 30 days after the workshop is over so you can revisit the teachings as many times as necessary.
It is not necessary for you to interact with others during the workshop. We strongly encourage you to put into action in your life the tools you learn during the workshop. The good news is that the workshop is designed to be easily implementable and to meet you where you are regardless of your situation.