Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience | Sharon Salzberg
Three hour-long sessions — Register for this recorded program, and participate at your own pace for 30 days!
Cost is sliding-scale: $30, $40, or $50, your choice.
During these times of global tension and confusion, we need to find the inspiration to face the future in a way that serves us and others through both clarity and heartfulness. Sharon Salzberg will explore faith, not as religious adherence or deference to an external authority, but as trust in our inner capacity for awareness and love, and as recognition of the interconnected world in which we live. We will explore combining the heart and the discerning wisdom to develop a greater ease with ourselves and the world.
In the Buddhist tradition faith is not seen as a commodity that you either have the right kind of or the right amount of or you will be condemned. It is a healing power of the heart that is actually enhanced by doubt and immeasurably enriched by self respect. Its opposite is despair.
The format for each class, suitable for both new and experienced practitioners, will include guided meditations, a talk and opportunities for questions.
A note on dana (generosity)
Most IMS teachers—like insight teachers around the world—rely on the generosity of students for their livelihood, and receive no compensation from course fees. All IMS online teachers receive a modest dana advance from IMS to guarantee a minimum level of financial support. (Click here to learn more about the dana practice.) There will be an opportunity to offer a contribution to your teacher at the end of this course.
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