Sharon Salzberg – Metta Hour – Ep. 207 – Real Life Series: Book Launch with Dan Harris & JoAnna Hardy

For episode 207 of the Metta Hour Podcast, we are celebrating the release of Sharon’s new book, Real Life, with a recording of her virtual book launch event.

Recorded on April 11, 2023, and hosted by the Insight Meditation Society’s Book Club, this event features a conversation with Sharon and JoAnna Hardy, moderated by Dan Harris.

In this conversation, Sharon, JoAnna, and Dan speak about:

  • The impetus for the book, Real Life
  • How committed meditators can still be stuck
  • Where Sharon struggles with openness
  • Joanna’s journey with shame
  • The difference between guilt and shame
  • Handshake practice
  • Growth mindset versus fixed mindset
  • Joanna’s daily practice
  • Love taking the form of fierce compassionNavigating a meditation drought
  • The growing pains of learning new things
  • What role community plays in Real Life
  • Aging gracefully and staying open
  • What authentic living means to Sharon
Real Life is now available from Flatiron Books in hardcover, ebook, and audiobook formats. To learn more about the book or get a copy, you can visit Sharon’s website here.