Female teachers

Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg has been a student of Buddhism since 1971, and has been leading meditation retreats worldwide since 1974.

She teaches both intensive awareness practice (vipassana or insight meditation) and the profound cultivation of lovingkindness and compassion (the Brahma Viharas).

She is a co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies and The Forest Refuge, a new center for long term meditation practice.


  • The Force of Kindness
  • Faith
  • Lovingkindness
  • A Heart as Wide as the World
  • Insight Meditation
  • Insight Meditation (correspondence course)
  • Lovingkindness Meditation
  • Beginner's Mind
  • Voices of Insight


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