Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg – Metta Hour – Ep. 156 – Tara Brach

For episode 156 of the Metta Hour Podcast, Sharon speaks with friend and colleague Tara Brach. Tara Brach has been practicing and teaching meditation since 1975, as well as leading workshops and meditation retreats at centers throughout North America and Europe. She has a PhD in clinical psychology, is the founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington and is the author of several beloved books: Radical Acceptance, True Refuge, and Radical Compassion. Her most recent book, Trusting the Gold: Uncovering Your Natural Goodness, has just been released by Sounds True in June of 2021.
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Sharon Salzberg – Metta Hour – Ep. 154 – Tami Simon

For episode 154 of the Metta Hour, Sharon speaks with Tami Simon. Tami Simon is the founder of Sounds True, a multimedia company that has produced over 3,000 titles and been nominated twice for the Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing companies. Tami also hosts the popular Sounds True podcast, Insights at the Edge, with more than 15 million downloads. Tami has been instrumental in the creation of the Inner MBA Program: a nine-month interactive program featuring esteemed CEOs and conscious business and mindfulness leaders created by Sounds True, LinkedIn and Wisdom 2.0.
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Sharon Salzberg – Metta Hour – Ep. 153 – Scott Shute

For episode 153 of the Metta Hour, Sharon speaks with mindfulness teacher and author, Scott Shute. Scott Shute is the Head of Mindfulness and Compassion at LinkedIn and blends his lifelong practice and passion with his practical leadership and operations experience. His mission is to change work from the inside out and he is the author of the new book “The Full Body Yes,” released in May of 2021.
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Sharon Salzberg – Metta Hour – Ep. 152 – Dani Shapiro

For episode 152 of the Metta Hour Podcast, Sharon speaks with Dani Shapiro. Dani is the author of the New York Times best-selling memoir, Inheritance, published in January 2019 by Knopf. Her other books include the memoirs “Hourglass,” “Still Writing,” “Devotion,” and “Slow Motion,” and five novels. She is also the host of her own podcast, Family Secrets. Dani teaches writing workshops worldwide, has taught at Columbia and New York University, and is the co-founder of the Sirenland Writers Conference in Positano, Italy.

Sharon Salzberg – Metta Hour – Ep. 149 – Tim Desmond

In episode 149 of the Metta Hour, Sharon speaks with Tim Desmond. Tim is a psychotherapist, author, Distinguished Faculty Scholar at Antioch University New England, and student of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. He is the founder of Peer Collective and co-founder of Morning Sun Mindfulness Center in Alstead, NH. He was also a co-organizer of Occupy Wall Street. Tim’s publications include Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy, The Self-Compassion Skills Workbook, and the 2019 release, How to Stay Human in a Fucked Up World.
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Hospice of Santa Barbara Virtual Speaker Series – illuminate Presents Sharon Salzberg February 17th at 6:00 PM PDT

Sharon Salzberg is next on their illuminate Speaker Series line up and will present Finding Resiliency in Challenging Times. As local nonprofits are adapting to find new ways to serve their clients and causes, Hospice of Santa Barbara (HSB) has adjusted to the new realities that come with COVID-19 by creating their illuminate Speaker Series – a series which not only addresses aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic but also offers help to those struggling to understand their place in this new reality.

Sharon Salzberg – Metta Hour – Ep. 146 – Vulnerability & Asking For Help w/ Trudy Goodman, PhD

For episode 146 of the Metta Hour, Sharon speaks with colleague and friend Trudy Goodman, PhD. Trudy is a Vipassana teacher in the Theravada lineage and the Founding Teacher of InsightLA. For 25 years, in Cambridge, MA, Trudy practiced mindfulness-based psychotherapy with children, teenagers, couples and individuals. Trudy conducts retreats and workshops worldwide.

Sharon Salzberg on Why Love Will Drive Out Hate

I think more than almost anything, the quotation that has returned to my mind again and again in this last period of time is from James Baldwin, “I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.”

Sharon Salzberg – Metta Hour – Ep. 144 – Zindel Segal, Ph.D.

For episode 144 of the Metta Hour, Sharon speaks with Zindel Segal, Ph.D. Zindel is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology in Mood Disorders at the University of Toronto Scarborough. He has written over ten books, and 180 scientific publications, including The Mindful Way Through Depression, and recently co-founded, a website for mindfulness-based clinical care for managing depression and anxiety. In this conversation, Sharon and Zindel discuss the nuanced relationship between mindfulness practice and mental health. Zindel shares some of his research about when and how Mindfulness practice can aid recovery from clinical depression, and anxiety, as well as some of the new challenge folks are facing now from the pandemic. The episode closes with Zindel leads a 3-minute guided meditation practice on the breath. Learn more about Zindel’s work, visit