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On Cultivating Balance: A Conversation with Sharon Salzberg and Nikki Mirgh...

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California Institute of Integral Studies

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If you would like to purchase tickets to the weekend workshop with Sharon Salzberg on Saturday & Sunday, February 9th & 10th, 10am-5pm, click here.

Join scientist and Buddhist teacher Nikki Mirghafori for a conversation with world-renowned meditation teacher and New York Times bestselling author, Sharon Salzberg on cultivating resilience, compassion, and clarity during difficult times.

Sharon Salzberg 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 remains a central figure in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher, and New York Times bestselling author. 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, Lovingkindness and, Real Love, her latest release by Flatiron Books. Acclaimed for her humorous, down-to-earth teaching style, Sharon offers a secular, modern approach to Buddhist teachings, making them instantly accessible. She is a regular columnist for On Being, a contributor to Huffington Post, and the host of her own podcast: The Metta Hour. To learn more about Sharon, click here.

Nikki Mirghafori, PhD, is an Artificial Intelligence scientist and a Buddhist teacher. Since receiving her PhD in Computer Science from UC Berkeley in 1998, she has directed international research programs, authored over 40 scientific articles, taught courses, and mentored Berkeley graduate students. She has served as the scientific advisor to Silicon Valley technology startups and holds multiple patents. Since 2003, Nikki has practiced in the Theravada Buddhist tradition with a keen interest in intensive long silent retreats. She was instructed by the renowned meditation master Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw to teach. She is also a Spirit Rock retreat teacher, a Stanford trained compassion cultivation instructor, and a UCLA certified mindfulness facilitator. She teaches Buddhist meditation and contemplation nationally, and Spirit Rock Meditation Center and Insight Meditation Center, where she also serves on their Board of Directors.

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