Joseph Goldstein is an American teacher of Buddhist insight meditation (vipassana) and lovingkindness meditation (metta). He and fellow teacher Sharon Salzberg cofounded the Insight Meditation Society. He studied Buddhist meditation with teachers in India, Burma, and Tibet and is the author of several books.
The simple, although not always easy, practices of vipassana are all rooted in one important discourse of the Buddha: the Satipatthana Sutta. Satipatthana is often translated as “foundation of mindfulness,” but another, and perhaps more helpful, translation is “way of establishing mindfulness.
From the comments of a second grader, who just finished a mindfulness program in school - Mindfulness is the best thing that ever happened in my life - to the Buddha's declaration that mindfulness is the direct path to awakening, we are seeing a renaissance of interest in mindfulness as a path of...
Sharon and Joseph show us how to find love and awareness through meditative practice. They take questions from their live audience about applying that practice, reincarnation, and intention. Lessons on how to use the lessons of the Buddha to find a sustainable quality of happiness within.
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