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The Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville is proud to present Sharon Salzberg Half-Day Meditation Retreat as a benefit for The Blue Ridge Prison Project January 25 9AM to 1PM at Jefferson Area Board for Aging (JABA) no charge for attending

We are happy to have Sharon Salzberg visit us again at IMCC.
In this retreat we will explore a path to finding real happiness at work. Despite the many hours we tend to spend working, that arena of our lives may not be the source of great fulfillment or meaning. We will look at the qualities that can turn that around, including mindfulness, compassion, resiliency, integrity, and open awareness, and learn practices that help cultivate each of these. Suitable for both new and experienced meditators, the day will consist of guided meditations, talks and time for questions and answers.

Sharon Salzberg has been a student of meditation since 1971, and leading meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. She teaches both intensive awareness practice (vipassana or insight meditation) and the profound cultivation of lovingkindness and compassion (the Brahma Viharas).

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: How to Break the Anger Habit & Be a Whole Lot Happier with Robert Thurman (2013), Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience (2002), and Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness (1995).

Sharon Salzberg is cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts. She has played a crucial role in bringing Asian meditation practices to the West. The ancient Buddhist practices of vipassana (mindfulness) and metta (lovingkindness) are the foundations of her work. "Each of us has a genuine capacity for love, forgiveness, wisdom and compassion. Meditation awakens these qualities so that we can discover for ourselves the unique happiness that is our birthright." For more information about Sharon, please visit: www.SharonSalzberg.com.

Ten years ago Pat Coffey and Susan Stone initiated The Blue Ridge Prison Project wherein meditation instruction was offered to the inmates of The Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women(FCCW). FCCW is Virginia's maximum security prison for women. Over these years hundreds of women have benefited and today five classes are taught each week by the faculty of the Blue Ridge Prison Project. Currently there are 130 inmates on the waiting list to attend classes. No teacher on the BRPP faculty has received any compensation. The project is now in need of money for books and materials such as MP3 players which we will load with guided meditations and dharma talks for the women. Any help you can offer will be greatly appreciated.

IMCC is a tax deductible organization.
To support the Blue Ridge Prison Project

Please send a check to: IMCC, C/O David McMurchie,810 Beverly Drive, #304, Charlottesville, VA 22911 or use the secure PayPal link at http://www.imeditation.org/donate. Mark in the comment section on the check or PayPal form that the donation is for the Blue Ridge Prison Project.


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