Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein: Staying Balanced in Challenging Times


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Middle Collegiate Church
112 2nd Ave


Date(s) - 12/15/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Middle Collegiate Church
112 2nd Ave

Event Details

A special benefit for the New York Insight Meditation Center

Staying Balanced in Challenging Times

with Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein

Equanimity is about meeting life, no matter what arises, with an open and responsive heart. It is a steadiness of mind and a calm understanding that allows us to be with the constantly changing and shifting landscape of our world.

The good news is that equanimity is not developed in sublime and peaceful times, or on a mountain retreat far away. This is a practice for difficult times like ours—full of conflict, chaos, and uncertainty.

Join celebrated meditation teachers Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein, for a special evening as we explore the potential for cultivating equanimity and stability in our daily lives.

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Sharon Salzberg

Sharon SalzbergSharon Salzberg is a central figure in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher and NY Times bestselling author. She 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 Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA and the author of ten books including NY Times bestseller, Real Happiness, her seminal work, Lovingkindness and her forthcoming release by Flatiron Books, Real Love.

Renowned for her down-to-earth teaching style, Sharon offers a secular, modern approach to Buddhist teachings, making them instantly accessible. She is a regular columnist for On Being, a contributor to Huffington Post, and the host of her own podcast: The Metta Hour. For more information, visit

Joseph Goldstein

Joseph Goldstein has been leading insight and lovingkindness meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. He is a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, where he is one of the organization’s guiding teachers. In 1989, together with several other teachers and students of insight meditation, he helped establish the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. He is the author of Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening, A Heart Full of Peace, One Dharma: The Emerging Western Buddhism, Insight Meditation: The Practice of Freedom, The Experience of Insight, and co-author of Seeking the Heart of Wisdom and Insight Meditation: A Correspondence Course.