The Science and Practice of Kindness, Connection and Love with Sharon Salzberg and Dan Siegel


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Middle Collegiate Church
112 2nd Ave


Date(s) - 06/09/2018
10:00 am - 4:30 pm


Middle Collegiate Church
112 2nd Ave

Event Details

The Science and Practice of Kindness, Connection and Love

with Sharon Salzberg and Dan Siegel

Saturday, June 9th, 2018 | 10am – 4:30pm at Middle Collegiate Church

Join two of the world’s most notable mindfulness teachers as they come together for a special daylong program investigating the neural correlates of consciousness and love.

They will talk about love and kindness as a personal strength and as radical and effective ways to seek change. Participants will learn to question the stories others tell about us, and the stories we tell ourselves about who we are and what our lives are about.

Through engaging talks, practical exercises, and collective discussions, we will also explore what it means to be present in everyday life while learning how to cultivate connection and well-being.

**This program will include a break for lunch. The event will end with at group tea.

Doors open at 9:30am. The program will begin promptly at 10am.

Please contact us for group rates for groups of 10 or more.

New York Insight Meditation Center Members will receive a member discount code via email.

Scholarships: For financial assistance, there is a limited amount of partial scholarships available. Please email to request a scholarship.

This program is co-sponsored by The Garrison Institute.

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Sharon Salzberg

Sharon 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 Real Love.

Beloved for her 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

Dan Siegel

Daniel J. Siegel received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. He served as a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow at UCLA, studying family interactions with an emphasis on how attachment experiences influence emotions, behavior, autobiographical memory and narrative.

Dr. Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. An award-winning educator, he is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and recipient of several honorary fellowships. Dr. Siegel is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational organization, which offers online learning and in-person seminars that focus on how the development of mindsight in individuals, families and communities can be enhanced by examining the interface of human relationships and basic biological processes. His psychotherapy practice includes children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. He serves as the Medical Director of the LifeSpan Learning Institute and on the Advisory Board of the Blue School in New York City, which has built its curriculum around Dr. Siegel’s Mindsight approach.