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'Love Your Enemies,' with Sharon Salzberg and Robert Thurman

Robert Thurman (L) and Sharon Salzberg, authors of "Love Your Enemies: How to Break the Anger Habit & Be a Whole Lot Happier" (Hay House, 2013).

Renowned Buddhist teachers Sharon Salzberg and Robert Thurman share teachings and stories, and lead meditations based on their book, Love Your Enemies: How to Break the Anger Habit & Be a Whole Lot Happier (Hay House, 2013). The book explores practical strategies for spiritual transformation, inspired by Buddhist philosophy and ancient Tibetan traditions. “True happiness, as the Buddha saw it, is a form of resilience, an inner resource that allows us to care about ourselves and others without feeling depleted or overcome by whatever suffering we encounter.” Join Salzberg and Thurman as they unlock secrets to understanding true happiness. 

Sharon Salzberg is a meditation teacher and author. She is the cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts, and has played a crucial role in bringing Asian meditation practices to the West. The ancient Buddhist practices of vipassana (mindfulness) and metta (lovingkindness) are the foundations of her work.

Robert A.F. Thurman is the Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies in the Department of Religion at Columbia University, President of the Tibet House U.S., a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Tibetan civilization, and President of the American Institute of Buddhist Studies, a non-profit affiliated with the Center for Buddhist Studies at Columbia University and dedicated to the publication of translations of important texts from the Tibetan Tengyur.

Signed copies of Love Your Enemies will be on sale following the program.

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Event Details

Tue 6 May 2014
6:30pm - 8:00pm

725 Park Avenue, New York, NY

$15 members; $17 students/seniors; $20 nonmembers