Being Well Podcast: Real Change with Sharon Salzberg
August 17, 2020

Sharon Salzberg, one of the most prominent teachers of mindfulness in the West, joins us to discuss how we can create real change in our hearts, minds, and lives.

About our Guest: Sharon Salzberg is a central figure in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher and NY Times bestselling author. Her 11th book, Real Change: Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and the World, comes out September 1st. Various anthologies on spirituality have featured Sharon Salzberg and her work, including Meetings with Remarkable WomenGifts of the Spirit, A Complete Guide to Buddhist America, Handbook of the Heart, The Best Guide to Meditation, From the Ashes—A Spiritual Response to the Attack on America, and How to Stop the Next War Now: Effective Responses to Violence and Terrorism. Sharon is the host of her own podcast, The Metta Hour, featuring 100+ interviews with the top leaders and voices in the meditation and mindfulness movement.

Key Topics:

  • 2:45: Sharon’s experience over the last few months.
  • 4:30: Feeling the breath.
  • 6:20: Sitting with painful feelings. 
  • 7:15: Turning toward the good, and metta.
  • 10:15: “Mindfulness to change the world.”
  • 13:30: Key skills from Real Change. 
  • 18:00: Dealing with burnout and overwhelm. 
  • 24:30: Grief.
  • 28:00: Effective compassion vs. empathic overwhelm.
  • 33:00: Generosity, and giving to fill your own cup. 
  • 36:00: Metta. 
  • 38:00: Kindness toward difficult people.
  • 40:00: Doing what you can.
  • 42:00: Patience, and putting wins on the board. 
  • 45:00: A message to your younger self.

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