Written by Emma Seppala.
Sharon Salzberg is a well-known Buddhist meditation teacher who, along with Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein, founded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Mass., one of the most prominent meditation centers in the Western world. A New York Times best-selling author, this week Salzberg published “Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection.” The book draws on Salzberg’s expertise in loving-kindness meditation, a type of meditation designed to cultivate feelings of kindness and friendliness, to encourage us to define “love” more expansively in a way that allows us to connect more fully with others, ourselves and life itself. She was interviewed for this article by Emma Seppala, science director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University.
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