Relating to Pain, Adversity and Life’s Challenges : Sharon Salzberg at Menla
In this short video Sharon Salzberg discusses how to create new relationships pain, adversity and life’s challenges through developing a regular meditation practice.
“Often, when we feel like we’re experiencing a truly terrible thing, we don’t let the terrible feelings exist on their own. Instead, we usually make it worse for ourselves. Perhaps we judge ourselves for not being able to let go of the bad feeling; perhaps we ruminate extensively about the past and stew in regret or guilt; perhaps we allow ourselves to start projecting into the future, wondering when the pain will go away. Regardless of the details of the terrible situation or the particulars of how we make it worse for ourselves, this is a common reaction to the sheer force of our cultural conditioning.”
Sharon Salzberg via www.onbeing.com.
Excerpted from the Tibet House US Member video “Mindfulness Skills Training” (56:08) recorded at the ‘Real Love Annual Meditation + Yoga Retreat’ with Sharon Salzberg & Robert Thurman held in Phoenicia, New York at Menla January, 2015. In the full video Sharon Salzberg leads an in-depth introduction to the concepts of Buddhist Mindfulness practice.
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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