Meditation: A pragmatic method for transforming our own minds

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Insight Meditation founder Sharon Salzberg describes the practical yet profound effect of meditation:

I come from a family with a great deal of suffering and loss and conflict, and like for many people it was a family system where this was never ever spoken about, so I didn’t know what to do with all of those feelings inside of me, and here was the Buddha saying you are not alone, this is part of life. And the other thing was his completely open invitation to do something about that suffering—not of course the suffering that comes our way through loss and circumstance, but the way we hold it. There are very practical, pragmatic methods that anyone can utilize to transform their own minds.

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3 thoughts on “Meditation: A pragmatic method for transforming our own minds

  1. Cool talk! I just wrote a post about lovingkindness, referencing Sharon and her work. I have to say, her book changed my life in so many ways. You are doing good work by spreading the word. If you’re interested in checking out my little post (not that I can hold a candle to Sharon): http://wp.me/p22Vnn-2E.

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