Virtual Event: Sharon Salzberg


Real Happiness, 10th Anniversary Edition:
A 28-Day Program to Realize the Power of Meditation

in conversation with CAROLINE WELCH


April 28, 2020
7:00 PM


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Harvard Book Store's virtual events series welcomes SHARON SALZBERG—renowned author and teacher of Buddhist meditation—for a discussion of the 10th anniversary edition of her New York Times bestselling book, Real Happiness: A 28-Day Program to Realize the Power of Meditation. She'll be joined in conversation by CAROLINE WELCH, CEO and co-founder of The Mindsight Institute. Her latest book, The Gift of Presence: A Mindfulness Guide for Women, is available for purchase here.

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About Real Happiness

From Sharon Salzberg, a pioneer in the field of meditation and world-renowned teacher acclaimed for her down-to-earth style, Real Happiness is a complete guide to starting and maintaining a meditation practice. Beginning with the simplest breathing and sitting techniques, and based on three key skills—concentration, mindfulness, and lovingkindness—it’s a practice anyone can do and that can transform our lives by bringing us greater resiliency, creativity, peace, clarity, and balance.

This updated 10th anniversary edition includes exercises, journal prompts, and ten guided meditations available.

Praise for Real Happiness

"Real Happiness is a real treasure. Salzberg gives us simple, practical, effective methods to have a real shot at it! She helps us to stop our running madly in the wrong direction, to see the real thing right there, waiting for our tender, mindful awareness to enjoy its free reality. I love it and highly recommend it!" —Robert Thurman, PhD, author of Inner Revolution and Infinite Life: Awakening the Bliss Within

“An inviting gateway to the interior territory of profound well-being and wisdom.” —Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Wherever You Go, There You Are

Caroline Welch
Caroline Welch

Caroline Welch

Caroline Welch is the CEO and Co-founder with Dr. Dan Siegel of the Mindsight Institute in Santa Monica, California. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School with a master’s degree from the University of Southern California, she started her career in law as a corporate litigator. She began her mindfulness practice forty years ago while working in Japan as an English teacher for three years. Welch provides lectures and workshops to enhance well-being in our personal and professional lives. 

Sharon Salzberg
Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg is a pioneer in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher, and New York Times bestselling author. She has played a pivotal role in bringing meditation and mindfulness into mainstream American culture since 1974. Sharon is cofounder of The Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, and has authored 10 books, including the New York Times bestseller Real Happiness. Her writing can be found on Medium, On Being, and Huffington Post.

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