August 11, 2021
Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience
by Sharon Salzberg
Mondays, September 13, 20, and 27, at 7-8 PM ET.
About the Book
In this beautifully written work, one of America’s most beloved meditation teachers offers discerning wisdom on understanding faith as a healing quality. Through the teachings of Buddha and insight gained from her lifelong spiritual quest, Sharon Salzberg provides us with a road map for cultivating a feeling of peace that can be practiced by anyone of any tradition.
We tend to think of faith as a commodity you either have or you don’t. But in many of the world’s wisdom traditions, faith isn’t something you possess; it’s something you do. Sharon shares her unique understanding of faith, distinguishing it from belief and dogma, to help you cultivate this profound force in your life. The book club will meet three times with each meeting focused on one of the three levels of faith: bright faith, verified faith, and unshakable faith.
Sharon Salzberg is a meditation pioneer and industry leader, a world-renowned teacher and New York Times bestselling author. As one of the first to bring meditation and mindfulness into mainstream American culture over 45 years ago, her relatable, demystifying approach has inspired generations of meditation teachers and wellness influencers. Sharon is co-founder of The Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, and the author of eleven books, including the New York Times bestseller, Real Happiness, now in its second edition, her seminal work, Lovingkindness and her newest book, Real Change: Mindfulness To Heal Ourselves and the World, coming in September of 2020 from Flatiron Books. Sharon’s secular, modern approach to Buddhist teachings is sought after at schools, conferences and retreat centers around the world. 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, and her writing can be found on Medium, On Being, the Maria Shriver blog, and Huffington Post. Learn more at www.sharonsalzberg.com
Want to Participate?
Step one: register for Faith’s book club meetings here.
Step two: join the IMS Book Club here,if you haven’t already. This registers you for our monthly newsletter which announces new programs and allows you to sign up for the book-of-the-month discussions that interest you.
Step three: order your copy of Faith here. Although there is no charge to join the book club, participants will need to secure their own copies of the books prior to the start of the monthly discussion group.
About the IMS Book Club
Each month, the IMS Book Club brings together authors and readers for a facilitated discussion on the featured dharma-book-of-the-month. Our book club offers participants a deeper experience and engagement with early Buddhist teachings and practice through the lens of the selected book.
A note on dana (generosity)
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