An Evening with Sharon Salzberg

Equanimity: The Balance born of Wisdom

Friday March 13, 2015

7:30 – 9:00 pm

Santa Monica




Equanimity is a spacious stillness of mind that allows us to be with things as they simply are. It does not imply indifference, however. Rather, when equanimity is present, it is the ground out of which sustained transformation can occur. It is also the foundation for the boundless arising of other qualities of the mind and heart, such as lovingkindness and compassion.

Through guided meditations, talks about the Buddha’s teachings and Q&A periods, this evening will explore the practice of upekkha, usually translated from the Pali as equanimity. Suitable for beginning and advanced meditation students—and everyone in between.

Sliding Scale: $15-$55 for the evening, plus an offering of dana to the teacher. Please pay at the highest level you can afford – this helps make our programs accessible to all. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.


Sharon Salzberg is cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts. She has been a student of meditation since 1971, guiding meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. Sharon’s latest book is Real Happiness At Work: Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement, and Peace, published by Workman Publishing. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and is also the author of several other books including the New York Times Best Seller, Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program (2010), Love Your Enemies (2013), Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience (2002), and Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness (1995). For more information about Sharon, please visit:


This evening will be held at 1001a Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA. Click the link for info on parking around the Santa Monica center.

Chairs and cushions are available.