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Sharon Salzberg is a teacher of Asian meditation practices, particularly vipassanā (insight) and mettā (loving-kindness) methods. Her approaches also touch on the Brahmavihara meditations. All of these methods have their origins in the Theravada Buddhist tradition. Together with Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein, she founded the Insight Meditation Society in 1974. She also co-founded (with Goldstein) the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies in 1989. In 1998 they co-founded The Forest Refuge as a long-term meditation retreat center.

Her teaching focuses on vipassana and brahmavihara meditations.

An in-depth interview with Salzberg appears in the book "Meetings with Remarkable Women: Buddhist Teachers in America," by Lenore Friedman. (Boston:Shambhala, Revised and Updated edition, 2000. ISBN: 1570624747)


Sharon Salzberg was honored by the New York Open Center [1]in 1999 for her "Outstanding Contribution to the Mindfulness of the West"



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