Concentration + Chasing Cherry Blossoms at Menla

Developing Concentration + Chasing Cherry Blossoms – Annual New Year’s Meditation and Yoga Retreat : Sharon Salzberg at Menla Retreat and Dewa Spa in Phoenicia, New York, December 2015.

In this short video Sharon Salzberg discusses how to find real happiness by developing concentration through the use of regular mindfulness practice.

“The big challenge to understanding concentration is seeing that it really comes from recognizing that we’re distracted and gently letting go. And then beginning again. It’s the art of continually letting go.

A tremendous amount happens in that moment of letting go–rather than judge ourselves, we can practice forgiving ourselves. It’s a graceful act. And the act of being able to begin again is very liberating.”

Sharon Salzberg via www.beliefnet.com.

 

Excerpted from the Tibet House US Member video “Mindfulness Skills Training” (56:08) recorded at the ‘Real Love Annual Meditation + Yoga Retreat’ with Sharon Salzberg & Robert Thurman held in Phoenicia, New York at Menla January, 2015. In the full video Sharon Salzberg leads an in-depth introduction to the concepts of Buddhist Mindfulness practice.

Developing Concentration + Chasing Cherry Blossoms - Annual New Year's Meditation and Yoga Retreat : Sharon Salzberg at Menla Retreat and Dewa Spa in Phoenicia, New York, December 2015.

Sharon Salzberg is a central figure in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher and New York 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, Loving Kindness and her most release by Flatiron Books, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection.

Suggested Books + Audio by Sharon Salzberg

Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection (Book), Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation (Book), Real Happiness at Work (Book), Voices of Insight (Book), Loving Kindness (Book), Faith (Book), Love Your Enemies (Book), Heart as Wide as the World (Book), Insight Meditation : A Step by Step Course on How To Meditate (Audio + Book), Room to Breathe: An At-Home Meditation Retreat (Audio), Loving Kindness Meditation (Audio) & Guided Meditations for Love & Wisdom (Audio).

To learn more about Sharon Salzberg please visit: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

To learn about the Annual Dharma + Meditation retreat with Sharon Salzberg & Robert AF Thurman at Menla please visit: www.menla.us.

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