Sharon Salzberg is a teacher of Asian meditation practices, particularly vipassana (mindfulness) and metta (loving-kindness) methods. Her approaches also touch on the Brahma Viharas meditations. All of these methods have their origins in the Theravada Buddhist tradition. Together with Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein, she founded the Insight Meditation Society in 1974. She also co-founded (with Goldstein) the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies in 1989. In 1998 they co-founded The Forest Refuge as a long-term meditation retreat center.
An in-depth interview with Salzberg appears in the book "Meetings with Remarkable Women: Buddhist Teachers in America," by Lenore Friedman. (Boston:Shambhala, Revised and Updated edition, 2000. ISBN: 1570624747
Sharon Salzberg was honored by the New York Open Center in 1999 for her "Outstanding Contribution to the Mindfulness of the West"
- Heart as Wide as the World (1999) ISBN 1-57062-428-3
- Voices of Insight (2001) ISBN 1-57062-769-X
- Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience (2003) ISBN 1-57322-340-9
- Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness (2004) ISBN 1-59030-187-0
- The Force of Kindness: Change Your Life with Love and Compassion (2006) ISBN 1-59179-355-6
- See also: Sharon Salzberg quotes