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Love, Justice, and Healing with Sharon Salzberg & Omid Safi
May 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Join us in a discussion on love, justice, and healing with SHARON SALZBERG and OMID SAFI. Host MOLLY SENTELL HAILE will explore how ideas of radical love and loving kindness relate to our personal lives, pandemic living, and social change. Sharon Salzberg is a central figure in the field of meditation and a world-renowned teacher and author of eleven books, including the New York Times bestseller Real Happiness and, most recently, Real Change: Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and the World. Omid Safi, translator and editor of Radical Love: Teachings from the Islamic Mystical Tradition, is a professor of Islamic studies at Duke University and leads Illuminated Tours interfaith journeys. Both Safi and Salzberg have been columnists for On Being, a website and public radio program that explores what it is to be human and how we want to live.[rsvp required; see below]
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SHARON SALZBERG is a meditation pioneer and industry leader, a world-renowned teacher, and New York Times bestselling author. As one of the first to bring meditation and mindfulness into mainstream American culture over 45 years ago, her relatable, demystifying approach has inspired generations of meditation teachers and wellness influencers. Sharon is co-founder of The Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, and the author of eleven books, including the New York Times bestseller, Real Happiness, now in its second edition, her seminal work, Lovingkindness, and her newest book, Real Change: Mindfulness To Heal Ourselves and the World. Sharon’s secular, modern approach to Buddhist teachings is sought after at schools, conferences, and retreat centers worldwide. Her podcast, The Metta Hour, has amassed over 3 million downloads and features interviews with the top leaders and thinkers of the mindfulness movement and beyond. Sharon’s writing can be found on Medium, On Being, the Maria Shriver blog, and Huffington Post.
OMID SAFI is a teacher in the Sufi tradition of Radical Love. He is a professor at Duke University specializing in Islamic spirituality and contemporary thought. Omid has published extensively on the foundational sources of Islam and Sufism. His Memories of Muhammad is a biography of the Prophet Muhammad. His most recent book is Radical Love: Teachings from the Islamic Mystical Tradition (published by Yale). He has been invited by the family of Dr. King to speak at Ebenezer Church on the relevance of Dr. King for today’s America, and has delivered the Martin Luther King keynote in the annual national MLK service. His Illuminated Tours have taken more than a 1,000 friends from over twenty countries to Turkey and Morocco since 2002, and he is now offering Illuminated Courses for online offerings on spiritual traditions open to seekers of all backgrounds.
MOLLY SENTELL HAILE’s short stories and nonfiction have appeared in or are forthcoming in Oxford American, The North Carolina Literary Review, O. Henry Magazine, Jabberwock Review, and elsewhere. She was awarded the 2020 Doris Betts Fiction Prize, has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and was a notable in The Best American Nonrequired Reading. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s MFA in Creative Writing, she currently teaches creative writing classes for people with cancer, survivors, and caregivers at Hirsch Wellness Network in Greensboro and is at work her first novel.
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