October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
A Virtual Evening with Sharon Salzberg & Dr. Amishi Jha
Books & Books presents…
A Virtual Evening with
in conversation with
Dr. Amishi Jha
(Workman Publishing Company, $15.00)
Wednesday, October 18th, 2023, 7 PM ET
Books & Books is thrilled to present an evening with Sharon Salzberg for Finding Your Way: Meditations, Thoughts, and Wisdom for Living an Authentic Life (Workman Publishing Company, $15.00).
About the Book:
Find a sense of calm and hope with this illustrated gift book from the world renowned and bestselling meditation teacher as she offers bite-sized tidbits of inspiring advice.
Finding Your Way is the newest book from the one of the most beloved and bestselling meditation teachers. In dozens of clear and inspiring entries, readers will be reminded that there are many ways to stay calm and move forward. From choosing to simply “do the good that is in front of you,” to reading a meaningful piece from an interview with a kind leader, to quotes from people Sharon admires, and reminders of how to practice meditation, Finding Your Way will show readers that they are always on the right path, because it is their own. Each thought, whether a single quote or a short essay, is presented in a visually calm manner, with dozens of four color illustrations to enhance and inspire the experience throughout the book.
About the Author:
Sharon Salzberg is a pioneer in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher, and the New York Times bestselling author of Real Happiness and other books. She has played a pivotal role in bringing meditation and mindfulness into mainstream American culture since the 1970s, including cofounding the Insight Meditation Society with Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein in 1975. Acclaimed for her down-to-earth and relatable teaching style, Sharon offers a plain-language, modern approach to Buddhist teachings, making them instantly accessible.
About the Moderator:
Dr. Amishi Jha, PhD is Director of Contemplative Neuroscience and Professor of Psychology at the University of Miami. Prior to her current post, she was an Assistant Professor at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her B.S in Biological Psychology from the University of Michigan, her Ph.D in Psychology (Cognitive Neuroscience) from the University of California–Davis, and her post-doctoral training at the Brain Imaging and Analysis Center at Duke University in functional neuroimaging.
In her laboratory at the University of Miami, she uses functional MRI, electrophysiological recordings and behavioral techniques to understand why our attention sometimes fails us, and if it can be trained for greater focus and less distractibility. She launched the first-ever study to offer mindfulness training tools to active-duty military service members as they prepared for deployment. What she has discovered is that without intervention, attention is compromised, and attentional lapses increase. Yet, with mindfulness training, attention can be strengthened and protected.