Charlottesville, Va. – January 20, 2009: Sharon Salzberg, cofounder
of the Insight Meditation Society and one of the nation’s most renowned
Buddhist teachers and authors, will visit Charlottesville
on Tuesday, February 10 for an event hosted by the Insight Meditation Community
of Charlottesville (IMCC). Salzberg will present “Working with Your Enemies:
Finding Freedom from Hostility and Fear”. The presentation will include periods
of dialogue, discourse and meditation practice.
The evening event will take place
at the Jefferson Area Board for Aging (JABA), 674 Hillsdale Drive in Charlottesville, Va. 22911. Open to the public, the event
begins at 7:30 PM. Guests are encouraged to arrive early due to the large crowd
expected. “We are honored to host Sharon Salzberg and we welcome the public to
join us for a truly memorable and valuable evening,” commented Pat Coffey,
Charlottesville IMCC meditation teacher. For more information about this event,
A sought-after author, speaker
and expert on many topics associated with Buddhism, Salzberg helped introduce
the Asian Buddhist practice of meditation to the West. In 1976, with Joseph
Goldstein and Jack Kornfield, Salzberg established the Insight Meditation
Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts. IMS is now considered one of
the most prominent and active meditation centers in the Western world.
Sharon Salzberg returns to Charlottesville in a
teaching role for the third time. In 2007, she led a day long retreat in Charlottesville for the
benefit of the Blue Ridge Prison Project. “Sharon is a truly gifted and inspiring
teacher who knows how to communicate about applying Buddhist practices to
life’s daily challenges,” explained Pat Coffey.
A colleague of Salzberg’s, Coffey has over 30 years of intensive
meditation experience and is a former Board Member at the Insight Meditation
Society in Massachusetts.
is one among many destinations worldwide where Sharon Salzberg has engaged
listeners and shared insights. For more information about Sharon Salzberg,
visit: www.sharonsalzberg.com. Salzberg Press Release.doc