Tag Archives: Sharon Salzberg: happiness and what we need to be happy

Sharon Salzberg gives an inspiring lecture about our right to live happily, and what happens when our actions are not based on proper understanding of happiness.

Sharon Salzberg teaches vipassanā (insight), mettā (loving-kindness) and other meditation methods having their origins in the Theravada Buddhist tradition. Her approaches also touch on the Brahmavihara meditations. 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.