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.

As a longtime friend and colleague of Stephen Cope, Sharon welcomed him to her “Metta Hour Podcast” to discuss his latest book, The Dharma in Difficult Times, as well as:

  • What brought Stephen to the spiritual path
  • The inspiration for Stephen’s new book
  • Stephen’s application of the Bhagavad Gita to our times
  • The four pillars of Dharma
  • Historical context of the Bhagavad Gita
  • How Lovingkindness practice has affected Stephen’s life
  • The tennis courts at the Insight Meditation Society
  • Sharon’s connection to Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • The meeting of Eastern and Western traditions

The episode closes with Stephen leading a guided meditation practice.

Metta Hour Podcast with Sharon Salzberg Episode 186