Benefits of Meditation and Mindfulness Skills Training – Annual New Year’s Meditation and Yoga Retreat : Sharon Salzberg at Menla Retreat and Dewa Spa in Phoenicia, New York, December 2015.
This video is an introduction to the benefits of regular meditation and mindfulness skills training by Sharon Salzberg best selling author & founder of Insight Meditation Society. Includes a discussion of Linda Stone’s “Continuous Partial Attention” it’s effects and how it differs from multitasking.
This video is an excerpt from the Tibet House US Member video “Mindfulness Skills Training by Sharon Salzberg at Menla’ (56:08).
“I think that there’s so much power we potentially have when we realize how our interpretation and our assumptions and our perception affects our experience, and that we don’t have to be mired in old ways of seeing that. We don’t have to feel stuck even if we start out there.
That’s part of what happens through the meditative process is that you realize you have a kind of flexibility around things. And it’s not again to be sort of in the realm of wishful thinking or being a goody-goody, but to realize I don’t need to be stuck.
If I’m in the habit of seeing, at the end of the day, looking back at the day and pretty well only remembering what went wrong, I can actually move my attention very consciously and intentionally to what went right, not to pretend that was the only thing that happened, but to kind of fill in the picture to be more inclusive. And we can do that with time as well.
Sharon Salzberg via www.onbeing.org.
In the full video Sharon Salzberg leads an in-depth introduction to the concepts of Buddhist Mindfulness practice. This is an excerpt from the Tibet House US Member Archive recording of from the ‘Real Love Annual Meditation + Yoga Retreat’ with Sharon Salzberg & Robert Thurman held in Phoenicia, New York at Menla January, 2015.
About Sharon Salzberg
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 about the Annual Dharma + Meditation retreat with Sharon Salzberg & Robert AF Thurman at Menla please visit: www.menla.us.
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