127 episodes

The Sharon Salzberg Metta Hour features Buddhist philosophy in a practical, common sense vernacular. Sharon’s natural wisdom, sense of humor and the ease with which she translates these teachings forge an intimate connection with the listener. From everyday experiences to pithy revelations, each podcast is a journey on the path of self-discovery.

Metta Hour with Sharon Salzberg Be Here Now Network

    • Buddhism
    • 4.6, 35 Ratings

The Sharon Salzberg Metta Hour features Buddhist philosophy in a practical, common sense vernacular. Sharon’s natural wisdom, sense of humor and the ease with which she translates these teachings forge an intimate connection with the listener. From everyday experiences to pithy revelations, each podcast is a journey on the path of self-discovery.

    Ep. 127 – A Mother’s Journey Into the Science of Attachment with Bethany Saltman

    Ep. 127 – A Mother’s Journey Into the Science of Attachment with Bethany Saltman

    For episode 127 of the Metta Hour, Sharon chats with Bethany Saltman about her new book, Strange Situation.

    Bethany is an author, award-winning editor, and researcher. Her work can be seen in magazines like the New Yorker, New York Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, Parents, Town & Country, and many others. Her first book, “Strange Situation: A Mother’s Journey Into the Science of Attachment” was just released in April of 2020. In this conversation, Bethany and Sharon discuss attachment theory in the Buddhist perspective, and how it can serve as the ground for tuning into life in a softer and fuller way. To close the conversation, Bethany leads a short Zazen meditation practice.

    • 52 min
    Ep. 126 – Revolutionary Love with Valarie Kaur

    Ep. 126 – Revolutionary Love with Valarie Kaur

    For episode 126 of the Metta Hour, Sharon speaks with civil rights activist, filmmaker, lawyer and innovator, Valarie Kaur.

    Valarie is the founder of The Revolutionary Love Project and has won policy change on multiple fronts – hate crimes, racial profiling, immigration detention, solitary confinement, Internet freedom, and more. Her new book, See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love was just released in June of 2020. In this conversation, Valarie talks about her roots growing up as a Sikh woman in the United States, and the experiences that shaped her life as an activist. She and Sharon discuss the role of love in activism, forgiveness, and self-care, and Valarie leads a guided meditation practice to close the conversation. Learn more about Valarie’s work at seenostranger.com.

    • 47 min
    Ep. 125 – The Inner Work of Racial Justice w/ Rhonda V. Magee

    Ep. 125 – The Inner Work of Racial Justice w/ Rhonda V. Magee

    For episode 125 of the Metta Hour, Sharon is re-releasing a previously released episode of the podcast from 2018, featuring a conversation with colleague Rhonda V. Magee.

    Rhonda is Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco, and is an internationally-recognized thought and practice leader on integrating Mindfulness into Higher Education, Law and Social Justice. She is the author of the 2019 book, “The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness.”

    In this conversation, Rhonda and Sharon discuss a holistic approach for compassionate and restorative justice in underserved communities and the different levels of social change that exist– and how to work in those levels for real growth. The episode closes with an eight-minute guided meditation led by Rhonda. Learn more about Rhonda’s work at www.rhondavmagee.com.

    • 57 min
    Ep. 124 - Mindful of Race with Ruth King

    Ep. 124 - Mindful of Race with Ruth King

    For episode 124 of the Metta Hour, Sharon is re-releasing a previously released episode of the podcast from 2018, featuring a conversation with author, teacher, and activist, Ruth King.

    Ruth King is an international teacher in the Insight Meditation tradition, blending mindfulness and meditation principles with an exploration of racial conditioning and its impact. She is the author of “Mindful of Race,” published in June of 2018. In this conversation, Ruth and Sharon speak at length about racial conditioning and racial justice, the nuance of identity, and Ruth’s work rebuilding communities with new understanding and connection.

    Learn more about Ruth and her work at https://ruthking.net.

    • 1 hr
    Ep. 123 – Embodied Change with Dr. Rick Hanson

    Ep. 123 – Embodied Change with Dr. Rick Hanson

    Dr. Rick Hanson visits Sharon to explore resiliency, lasting traits, and the intersection of neuroscience and spirituality.

    In this episode of the Metta Hour, Sharon is joined by Dr. Rick Hanson, the author of the new book Neurodharma. In this joyful and bright conversation, these two teachers uncover and elucidate core themes from the book, sharing anecdotal experiences to bring to life concepts and lessons which are both timely and insightful. Would you like to find out how to reach your highest happiness, foster resiliency in difficult situations, and create lasting positive traits in your life? Dr. Hanson has you covered with his fresh and contemplative approach to bridging together the worlds of neuroscience and spiritual tradition.

    Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, senior fellow of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, and New York Times best-selling author. Founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, he’s lectured at NASA, Google, Oxford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. Learn more about Dr. Rick Hanson, his available courses, and his podcast, Being Well, at rickhanson.net.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep. 122 – Being a Human in the Time of Coronavirus

    Ep. 122 – Being a Human in the Time of Coronavirus

    Many are experiencing loneliness and deep feelings of disconnect during this period of quarantine due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

    Sharon Salzberg offers wisdom for being with ourselves in these difficult emotional states, and how to tap into a more rooted truth of our authentic self, as well as the interconnection that surrounds our lives. Sharon also leads a guided meditation centered around the breath with an emphasis on counteracting the biological effects of quarantine stressors.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Sh4zm4 ,

Episode 81. Thank you x

This is so wonderful to listen to. I grew up in Catholic Ireland in the 70’s. Unofficially and somewhat officially I was a second class citizen as a female. After just a few months out of Ireland I “coincidentally” met the Dalai Lama and began my transformation from victim to freedom. Still a long way to go. I am so grateful to you both for your way of being, your teachings, books etc and this podcast.x

Top Podcasts In Buddhism

Listeners Also Subscribed To