This dharma talk by Sharon Salzberg is from the 2011 Tricycle | BuddhaFest Online Film Festival. Learn about this year’s festival, which starts on May 29, here.

Sharon Salzberg
has been an intensive meditator since 1971. A cofounder of Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, Sharon is also the author of such modern classics of Buddhist literature as Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience, Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness, The Kindness Handbook, and her latest, Real Happiness, which earned a spot on the New York Times Bestsellers List. The ancient Buddhist practices of vipassana (mindfulness) and metta (lovingkindness) are the foundations of her work.

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