122 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
    • 4.5, 345 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. 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
    Ep. 121 – A Pandemic of Love w/ Shelly Tygielski

    Ep. 121 – A Pandemic of Love w/ Shelly Tygielski

    Mindfulness teacher and grassroots community organizer Shelly Tygielski joins Sharon Salzberg for a conversation around supporting one another through community and integrating mindfulness into social activism.

    Shelly Tygielski is the founder of Yuru Meditation and the mutual aid community Pandemic of Love, which was started in response to the COVID-19 epidemic. Pandemic of Love began on March 14th, 2020 with the humble intention of helping people in Shelly’s local community. However, that act of love and kindness spread quickly. It is now a beautiful movement made possible by hundreds of volunteers and tens of thousands of donors who are helping those in need throughout the world.

    Are you in need due to the recent Covid-19 pandemic? Do you have the resources to help another individual or family who is running out of hope? Visit pandemicoflove.com to find out how you can give or receive aid quickly, discretely and directly.

    • 54 min
    Ep. 120 – Responding to Suffering in the Time of Coronavirus

    Ep. 120 – Responding to Suffering in the Time of Coronavirus

    Sharon Salzberg shares a reflection and guided practice around how we relate to suffering and better recognizing when we are swept away by thought, pain and emotion.

    • 29 min
    Ep. 119 – Finding the Middle Ground

    Ep. 119 – Finding the Middle Ground

    Recorded live at the University of Virginia’s Contemplative Sciences Center, Sharon offers her perspective on the evolving role of contemplative practice in modern life and how we can find the middle way through all things with the help of mindfulness.

    Would you like to be part of the next generation of mindfulness meditation instructors? If so, we invite you to take a unique opportunity to study with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach and become a certified instructor to guide others in their practice – The Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program: A Two-Year Training Program for Teaching Awareness and Compassion-Based Practices

    • 52 min
    Ep. 118 - Rewire Your Brain for Calm, Clarity, and Joy with Dr. Shauna Shapiro

    Ep. 118 - Rewire Your Brain for Calm, Clarity, and Joy with Dr. Shauna Shapiro

    • 49 min
    Ep. 117 - Connecting the Dots Between Practice and Action with Carla Goldstein

    Ep. 117 - Connecting the Dots Between Practice and Action with Carla Goldstein

    For Episode 117 of the Metta Hour Podcast, Sharon speaks with teacher and activist, Carla Goldstein.

    Carla Goldstein, JD, is president of Omega Institute and cofounder of the Omega Women's Leadership Center. An attorney with 25 years of experience in public interest advocacy, she has contributed to more than 100 city, state, and federal laws, and has worked extensively in city and state government on issues related to women’s rights, poverty, public health, and social justice. She is a commentator for WAMC’s show, 51%, writes a column and serves on the advisory board for Feminist.com, and serves as an advisor to Women Without Borders. She teaches a variety of workshops at Omega, including Omega’s Women & Power conferences and retreats, which inspire thousands of women from around the world. Carla Goldstein also appears regularly on local and national radio and television and makes public presentations on issues related to women’s empowerment, holistic and sustainable living, activism, and spiritual activism.

    In this episode, Sharon speaks with Carla about integrating the practices of mindfulness and meditation with our social action in the world. Together they look at what we can do to connect the dots between practice and action. Carla closes the podcast with a short insight meditation practice.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
345 Ratings

345 Ratings

Kris, Queen of All ,

Sharon’s book “Faith” and healing from my stroke

I was given “Faith” a few years ago and I enjoyed Sharon’s warm, honest descriptions of her journey. Then I had a stroke. Over the past four years I’ve relied on this book to help me regain my footing. I listen to Sharon’s guided meditations to help me focus as I meditate - we know it helps to heal your brain! And now I’ve found this podcast! Sharon, my teacher, I cannot express my deepest, most heartfelt gratitude for you. You are a cherished and vital part of my healing. I hope you know how you have helped me recover my life. So much love for you!

Nishagra ,

Simply awesome!

Sharon Salzberg is an incredible teacher and the best that there is for making the ancient teachings and making the gift of meditation accessible for everyone.

I can’t thank you enough for all that you do!

alive2create ,

This podcast is ENLIGHTENING

I am grateful to Sharon & friends for putting out this excellent podcast. It’s truly assisting my fledgling practice. I had a long term practice years ago and I drifted away. Now I am back as a beginner again and podcasts like these along with the numerous videos on youtube red are keeping my from going berserk during what seems like a super bizarre national nervous breakdown. Thanks to all you bodhisattva practitioners who have worked diligently to bring this wonderful information to light. 😊
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