Sharon Salzberg – Metta Hour – Ep. 200 – Diana Winston and Sue Smalley

For episode 200 of The Metta Hour Podcast, Sharon speaks with Diana Winston and Sue Smalley, Ph.D. about the re-release of their book, Fully Present: The Science, Art and Practice of Mindfulness. 

In this episode, Sharon, Diana and Sue speak at length about the advances in research over the past decade in the scientific research of meditation, mindfulness and compassion practice.

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Diana Winston is the Director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center and the author of The Little Book of Being, and Wide Awake: A Buddhist Guide for Teens. She has been teaching mindfulness since 1999 in a variety of settings, and developed the evidence-based Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPS) curriculum and the Training in Mindfulness Facilitation, which trains mindfulness teachers worldwide.

Sue Smalley, Ph.D. is a Professor emerita in the Department of Psychiatry at UCLA, who has conducted seminal studies on the genetics of ADHD and Autism Spectrum disorders, publishing over 100 peer reviewed papers in the field of behavioral genetics.In 2004, she founded the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA, and more recently helped co-create the Bedari Kindness Institute at UCLA.

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Listen to more from episodes from the Metta Hour Podcast:
Ep. 194 Andrés González, Ali and Atman Smith – Sharon sits down with the founders of Holistic Life Foundation their first book, “Let Your Light Shine.”
Ep. 181 Nadia Bolz-Weber – Sharon welcomes Pastor, author, and theologian Nadia Bolz-Weber.
Ep. 167  Real Change Anthology: Agency in Action – In celebration of the paperback book release of Sharon’s latest book, Real Change, in November of 2021, the Metta Hour is releasing an anthology of interviews exploring the themes from the book.