Buddha did not Teach Buddhism : Sharon Salzberg Force For Good | 4/15/2018

Karaniya Metta Sutta: The Buddha Did Not Teach Buddhism Sharon Salzberg Force For Good 2016 at Tibet House US in New York City

Teaching by Sharon Salzberg recorded at Tibet House US in New York City on SN Goenka’s statement about what Buddha Taught + the nature of Buddhism.

An archive video of the January 2016 teaching on the “The Karaniya Metta Sutta: Vipassana, Loving Kindness + Real Love ” teaching by Sharon Salzberg from the Force For Good Class Series, recorded at Tibet House US in New York City.

Includes a sitting meditation + guided lovingkindess practice from the Metta Sutta led by Sharon Salzberg.

I met Goenka in January 1971, when I entered a 10-day intensive meditation retreat he guided. I hadn’t meditated before for one single second.

Goenka himself fascinated me. He seemed so … whole. It didn’t look like he was shaped by the expectations of others. He talked freely about pain and suffering, yet seemed so happy. He posited a world where we grow closer to one another through our shared vulnerability to change and loss.

He so much embodied the ancient teachings of the Buddha, yet insisted on a completely inclusive, secular, contemporary approach. The first night of the retreat he said, “The Buddha did not teach Buddhism, he taught a way of life.”

Sharon Salzberg via Daily Beast

This talk was recorded during the 2016 Force For Good Class Series at Tibet House US in New York City.

Karaniya Metta Sutta: The Buddha Did Not Teach Buddhism Sharon Salzberg Force For Good 2016 at Tibet House US in New York City“Karaniya Metta Sutta: Rebelling in a Dog Eat Dog World by Sharon Salzberg Force For Good 2016” at Tibet House US in New York City Photo by Jon Tyson via www.unsplash.com.

A Force For Good’ is a Tibet House US course to further the Dalai Lama’s contemporary world initiatives, from His Holiness’ American Institute of Buddhist Studies and Mind & Life Institute science dialogues (Universe in a Single Atom) and His creation of Abhidharma 2.0 through the “Science for Monks” programs, his “secular ethics” (Ethics for the New Millennium and Beyond Religion), His nonviolent approach to conflict resolution, including His Nobel Peace Laureate activities to seek dialogue and a win-win reconciliation with China in the face of the ongoing ethnicidal policies in Tibet (Freedom in Exile and Man of Peace: The Illustrated Life Story of Tibet’s Dalai Lama) & along with his emphasis on positive activism (A New Reality: Charter of Universal Responsibility).

To join the on-going #ForceForGood series please visit: www.tibethouse.us.

To watch more videos from past ‘Force for Good’ programs please visit the Tibet House US Member Archive, available to monthly supporters.

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? Music by Tenzin Choegyal, Used with Permission www.tenzinchoegyal.com.

Sharon Salzberg is a central figure in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher and New York Times bestselling author. She has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness practices to the West and into mainstream culture since 1974, when she first began teaching.

She is the co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA and the author of ten books including NY Times bestseller, Real Happiness, her seminal work, Loving Kindness and her most release by Flatiron Books, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection.

Suggested Books + Audio by Sharon Salzberg

Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection (Book), Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation (Book), Real Happiness at Work (Book), Voices of Insight (Book), Loving Kindness (Book), Faith (Book), Love Your Enemies (Book), Heart as Wide as the World (Book), Insight Meditation : A Step by Step Course on How To Meditate (Audio + Book), Room to Breathe: An At-Home Meditation Retreat (Audio), Loving Kindness Meditation (Audio) & Guided Meditations for Love & Wisdom (Audio).

To learn more about Sharon Salzberg please visit:

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To learn about the Annual Dharma + Meditation retreat with Sharon Salzberg & Robert AF Thurman at Menla please visit: www.menla.us.

To watch more recordings from this & other past THUS Programs please consider becoming a monthly supporter. To learn about the benefits of Tibet House US Membership please visit: www.tibethouse.us.

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