ABC of Spiritual Literacy ~ Igor Kufayev


Published on Jun 5, 2014

This elaboration is a homage to His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and his well known expositions on seven states of Consciousness. Excerpt from ‘Luminous & Self-Aware’ immersion at Ralston White Retreat Center, Mill Valley CA. Easter Weekend, April 17th – 21st, 2014

The Origin of the Sense of Boredom ~ Rupert Spira


Published on Jun 10, 2014

In this video clip, Rupert discusses two sources for our desires and activities.

Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness by Sharon Salzberg (Author)

Throughout our lives we long to love ourselves more deeply and find a greater sense of connection with others. Our fear of intimacy–both with others and with ourselves–creates feelings of pain and longing. But these feelings can awaken in us the desire for freedom and the willingness to take up the spiritual path. In this inspiring book, Sharon shows us how the Buddhist path of lovingkindness can help us discover the radiant, joyful heart within each of us. This practice of lovingkindness is revolutionary because it has the power to radically change our lives, helping us cultivate true happiness in ourselves and genuine compassion for others. The author draws on simple Buddhist teachings, wisdom stories from various traditions, guided meditation practices, and her own experience from twenty-five years of practice and teaching to illustrate how each one of us can cultivate love, compassion, joy, and equanimity — the four “heavenly abodes” of traditional Buddhism.

Sharon Salzberg has been a student of Buddhism since 1971, and leading meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. She teaches both intensive awareness practice (vipassana or insight meditation) and the profound cultivation of loving-kindness and compassion (the Brahma Viharas). She is a co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts and The Barre Center for Buddhist Studies.

Sharon’s latest book is the New York Times Best Seller, Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program, published by Workman Publishing (2011). She is regular contributor to The Huffington Post and is also the author of several other books including The Kindness Handbook (2008); The Force of Kindness (2005); Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience (2002); Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness (1995); and A Heart as Wide as the World (1997).

Sharon Salzberg is cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts. She has played a crucial role in bringing Asian meditation practices to the West. The ancient Buddhist practices of vipassana (mindfulness) and metta (lovingkindness) are the foundations of her work. “Each of us has a genuine capacity for love, forgiveness, wisdom and compassion. Meditation awakens these qualities so that we can discover for ourselves the unique happiness that is our birthright.” For more information about Sharon, please visit: http://www.SharonSalzberg.com.

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Sharon Salzberg on Loving Kindness.mov

Uploaded on Dec 12, 2011

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Sharon Salzberg from the ‘Wisdom of Awareness’ Retreat with Sogyal Rinpoche and Tsoknyi Rinpoche, June 2011 (Garrison Institute, New York), she talks about the importance of a loving attitude in our modern society.

Sharon Salzberg, “Real Happiness at Work” | Talks at Google

Published on Jan 14, 2014

We will explore a path to finding real happiness at work. Despite the many hours we tend to spend working, that arena of our lives may not be the source of great fulfillment or meaning. We will look at the qualities that can turn that around, including mindfulness, compassion, resiliency, integrity, and open awareness, and learn practices that help cultivate each of these. Suitable for both new and experienced meditators, the workshop will consist of guided meditations, talks and time for questions and answers.

Sharon Salzberg is cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts. She has been a student of meditation since 1971, guiding meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. Sharon’s latest book is Real Happiness At Work: Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement, and Peace, published by Workman Publishing. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and is also the author of several other books including the New York Times Best Seller, Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program (2010), Love Your Enemies (2013), Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience (2002), and Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness (1995). For more information about Sharon, please visit: http://www.SharonSalzberg.com.

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