#277: Sharon Salzberg, World-Renowned Meditation Teacher

11/3/2017, 3:01:39 AM , duration(0:0:4)
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<p>Sharon Salzberg (<a href="https://twitter.com/SharonSalzberg" target="_blank">@SharonSalzberg</a>) is a central figure in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher, and New York Times bestselling author of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0761159258/offsitoftimfe-20" target="_blank">Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program</a>.</p><p>Sharon has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness practices to the West and into mainstream culture since 1974, when she first began teaching. She is the co-founder of the <a href="https://www.dharma.org/" target="_blank">Insight Meditation Society</a> in Barre, MA, and she has written ten books -- from her seminal <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/157062903X/offsitoftimfe-20" target="_blank">Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness</a> to her latest, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1250076501/offsitoftimfe-20" target="_blank">Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection</a>.</p><p>Sharon offers a secular and modern approach to Buddhist teachings, making them more accessible. She is a regular columnist for <a href="https://onbeing.org/author/sharon-salzberg/" target="_blank">On Being</a>, a contributor to <a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/sharon-salzberg" target="_blank">Huffington Post</a>, and the host of her own podcast: <a href="https://www.sharonsalzberg.com/metta-hour-podcast/" target="_blank">The Metta Hour</a>.</p><p>Please enjoy!</p><p><strong>This podcast is brought to you by&nbsp;</strong><a href="https://convertkit.com/Tim/" target="_blank"><strong>ConvertKit</strong></a>. This my go-to email service provider and the only email tool that has made email marketing intuitive for my team without sacrificing any of the features and benefits I need to run a profitable business. It's got easy-to-use systems, split testing, resending technology, automation, targeted content, high rates of deliverability, integration with more than 35 services -- like WordPress, Shopify, and Sumo -- and excellent customer service.</p><p>Whether you have a thousand subscribers or a million, whether you run a simple blog or a whole company, <a href="https://convertkit.com/Tim/" target="_blank"><strong>ConvertKit</strong></a> has a plan that's scaled to fit your budget and requirements. Go to <a href="https://convertkit.com/Tim/" target="_blank"><strong>ConvertKit.com/Tim</strong></a> to try it out and get your first month for free! Test the platform, kick the tires, and make sure it works for you and your business.</p><p><strong>This podcast is also brought to you by&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://foursigmatic.com/tim" target="_blank"><strong>Four Sigmatic</strong></a><strong>.&nbsp;</strong>I reached out to these Finnish entrepreneurs after a very talented acrobat introduced me to one of their products, which blew my mind (in the best way possible). It is&nbsp;<a href="http://foursigmatic.com/tim" target="_blank">mushroom coffee featuring chaga</a>. It tastes like coffee, but there are only 40 milligrams of caffeine, so it has less than half of what you would find in a regular cup of coffee. I do not get any jitters, acid reflux, or any type of stomach burn. It put me on fire for an entire day, and I only had half of the packet.</p><p>People are always asking me what I use for cognitive enhancement right now -- this is the answer. You can try it right now by going to&nbsp;<a href="http://foursigmatic.com/tim" target="_blank"><strong>foursigmatic.com/tim</strong></a><strong>&nbsp;</strong>and using the code&nbsp;<strong>Tim&nbsp;</strong>to get 20 percent off your first order. If you are in the experimental mindset, I do not think you'll be disappointed.</p>