- February 9-10, 2019
- 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
3543 18th Street #8
San Francisco, CA 94110
Equanimity is defined as mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation. It can also be described as balance—a spacious stillness that allows us to accept things as they are. The power of this balance is that it allows us to avoid both apathy and indifference on the one hand, and acute reactivity on the other.
Upholding equanimity can be most helpful when we are facing challenges in our lives—especially when we are deeply invested—the end of a relationship, the loss of a loved one. Often though, such moments in life also tend to be the ones where equanimity is most out of reach. Equanimity also supports us in our day to day lives—from a stressful day at work to navigating the troubling state of the world.
Sharon Salzberg offers practical and empowering tools to cultivate equanimity. Learn how to gain clarity and compassion through different mindfulness and lovingkindness meditation techniques. When true equanimity is present, it is the ground out of which resilience is strengthened so that sustained transformation can occur.
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. 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.