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April 28, 2020

Sharon Salzberg

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.


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.

About Author(s)

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 MediumOn Being, and Huffington Post.

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.