Compassionate Resistance: A lecture with Sharon Salzberg
02/08/2018 (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
Holiday Park Social Center
1150 G. Harold Martin Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33304
Co-hosts University of Miami UMindfulness Initiative, Women’s March Broward Chapter and YURU Meditation are honored to welcome NY Times best-selling author and world-renowned meditation teacher, Sharon Salzberg.
Sharon will be giving a special one-hour talk for political activists on the importance of mental self-care, how meditation can assist with resilience and how we can learn to have love and compassion for our enemies, even in times of political upheaval.
This event is FREE of charge to the community but requires pre-registration due to LIMITED SPACE at salzbergwomensmarch.eventbrite.com
Sharon Salzberg is one of the world’s leading meditation and spiritual teachers. She co-founded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts and is acclaimed for her down-to-Earth teaching style. Salzberg offers a secular, modern approach to Buddhist teachings making them instantly accesible. She is the author of nine books, including New York Times Best Seller “Real Happiness” and her recently published book, “Real Love.”
The University of Miami UMindfulness Initiative is an interdisciplinary collaboration across the University of Miami that engages novel implementation and cutting-edge brain research on contemplative training. The UMindfulness Initiative is co-directed by Dr. Amishi Jha and Scott Rogers.
The Women’s March was a worldwide protest on January 21, 2017, to advocate legislation and policies regarding human rights and other issues, including women’s rights, immigration reform, healthcare reform, reproductive rights, the natural environment, LGBTQ rights, racial equality, freedom of religion and workers’ rights. It has since become a national, non-profit organization for social activists that continues to focus on the pillars and mission of the original March, by directing its participants and volunteers to take action in support of these tenants.
YURU Meditation + Mindfulness is an organization led by local-to-South Florida meditation teacher, Shelly Tygielski, and seeks to bring modern mindfulness to the community-at-large by focusing on at-risk populations, “unlikely meditators” and the average person. Shelly also focuses much of her practice on teaching the important of self-care to activists and social workers.