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Mindfulness & Concentration

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For Tricycle’s 2014 Meditation Month series, teacher Sharon Salzberg explains how to bring your practice from your cushion to your work desk. Despite the many hours we spend working, work is often not the source of great fulfillment or meaning we’d like it to be. Sharon looks at certain qualities that can turn this situation around, including mindfulness, compassion, resilience, integrity, and open awareness. She then offers practices to help us cultivate each of these qualities as we explore a path to real happiness at work. The retreat is designed for both new and experienced meditators.

Sharon Salzberg is a New York Times best selling author and influential teacher of Buddhist meditation practices in the West. In 1976, she established, together with Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield, the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts, which now ranks as one of the most prominent and active meditation centers in the Western world. She is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, was a contributing editor of Oprah’s O Magazine for several years, and has appeared in several publications including Time, Yoga Journal,, Tricycle, Body & Soul, Self, Buddhadharma, and many others.

For more from Sharon Salzberg and Tricycle, listen to her Tricycle Talks episode “Sharon Salzberg & Real Happiness at Work.”