Sharon Salzberg – Metta Hour – Ep. 203 – Real Life Series with Jon Kabat-Zinn

For episode 203 of the Metta Hour Podcast, we have the first in a special series celebrating Sharon’s new book, “Real Life.”

“When you tune into yourself, you’re actually tuning into the entire universe, of which you are an intimate and insanely beautiful and mysterious part.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn

This interview features a conversation between Sharon and Jon Kabat-Zinn, pulled from the Living An Authentic Life Summit. Jon is Professor of Medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he founded the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, and its world-renown Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Clinic. He is the author of 15 books, including the bestseller Full Catastrophe Living. His latest book published in 2023 is Mindfulness Meditation for Pain Relief: Practices to Reclaim Your Body and Your Life.

The conversation begins with Jon leading a guided meditation practice, followed by a dynamic interview in which Jon and Sharon discuss:

• Jon’s first exposure to meditation

• mindfulness as a love affair

• what is authentic living

• translating ancient teaching of the Buddha

• Jon’s early teaching at UMass

• freeing ourselves from delusion

• waking up in every moment

• the compassion in mindfulness

• finding freedom from pain

To learn more about Jon’s work, teaching schedule, and latest book, Mindfulness Meditation for Pain Relief, you can visit his website.
To hear this interview in its entirety, you can sign up right here for the Living an Authentic Life Summit which runs online from March 29th – April 2nd and it is free to join.
Listen to more from Sharon Salzberg:
Tune into Ep. 1 of the Metta Hour to learn about The Buddha Within
Get into Embodied Mindfulness with Joseph Goldstein and Sharon Salzberg in Ep. 110 of Metta Hour
Check out Ep. 83 of Metta Hour featuring John O’Donohue
Hear from Tara Brach and Sharon Salzberg in Ep. 56 of Metta Hour
Listen to Ep. 164 of Metta Hour with Robert Thurman