Stability in the Storm: IMS invites you to a pre-election Day Meditation Sit

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Stability in the Storm: IMS invites you to a pre-election Day Meditation Sit

with Sharon Salzberg

Monday, November 2nd, 2020 | 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Elections can be stressful during the best of times, and this year’s presidential race is like no other in recent memory, compounded by Covid-19, increased awareness of racial tensions, natural disasters, and a shaky economy. As November 3 fast approaches, we at IMS felt we could all likely benefit from taking a moment to pause, breathe, and find our balance as we experience fear and uncertainty.

On November 2, the day before election Tuesday, renowned meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg will offer an hour long program including two short, guided meditations. The first will focus on mindfulness of the breath to cultivate calm and stability. The second, on lovingkindness, will aim to help restore our connection to ourselves and to one another. In this one-hour event, Sharon will also offer words of wisdom and encouragement as we navigate this difficult time.

“We practice in order to cultivate a sense of agency, to understand that a range of responses is open to us,” Salzberg writes in her book, Real Change: Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and Our World. “We practice to remember to breathe, to have the space in the midst of adversity to recall our values, what we really care about—and to find support in our inner strength, and in one another.”

Cost: free of charge, with a suggested donation of $5 or more if possible, with gratitude to Insight Meditation Society for its generosity to New York Insight during these challenging times.


Click here to register for this free, donation-based online event hosted via Insight Mediation Society and Tricycle Magazine.



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

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