Sharon Salzberg is a New York Times Best Selling author and an influential teacher of Buddhist meditation practices in the West. In 1974 she co-founded the Insight Meditation Society in Massachusetts. She is in high demand as a speaker, has taught alongside the Dalai Lama, and travels the world teaching meditation and mindfulness. She is the author of 6 books and has contributed to numerous magazines including Time, Oprah’s O Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Tricycle, and Shambhala Sun. Sharon Salzberg and Krishna Das met on a series of meditation retreats in Bodh Gaya, India in 1971 and have remained close friends and colleagues ever since.