Sharon Salzberg Named 2014 Frederick P. Lenz Foundation Distinguished Guest Lecturer at Naropa University


Sharon SalzbergBoulder, Colo (March 11, 2014)--Naropa University welcomes author and meditation practitioner Sharon Salzberg this April for its 2014 Lenz Foundation Distinguished Guest Lecturer Program in Buddhist Studies and American Culture and Values. Salzberg's lecture, "Real Happiness at Work," explores ways to find more fulfillment in one's work life. The lecture will take place on at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Naropa's Nalanda Events Center, 6287 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder.

Note, event has sold out.

"Real Happiness at Work" presents an exploration of a path to finding true happiness in one's work life, which may not be a source of great fulfillment or meaning, despite the many hours we spend working. In her lecture, Salzberg will guide participants through qualities that can bring that needed fulfillment, including mindfulness, compassion, resilience, integrity, and open awareness. She will also cover practices that help cultivate these qualities. Suitable for both new and experienced meditators, the evening will consist of guided meditations, a lecture, and time for questions and answers.

Sharon Salzberg is an author, meditator of more than forty years, and co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts, playing a vital role in bringing Asian mediation practices to the West. The ancient Buddhist practices of vipassana (mindfulness) and metta (loving-kindness) form the foundation of her work. Salzberg's latest book is Real Happiness at Work: Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement, and Peace (Workman Publishing). A regular contributor to Huffington Post, she has also authored several other books, including the New York Times Best Seller, Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program (2010) and Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience (2002).

The Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism promotes the benefits of Zen Buddhism, meditation, yoga, and related Buddhist practices in a manner complementary to modern American society. Past Lenz Foundation Distinguished Lecturers at Naropa University have included Meredith Monk, Gary Snyder, Joanna Macy, Paula Green, Jan Willis, and Roshi Pat Enkyo O'Hara. In addition to the lecture series, the foundation also provides support for the Frederick P. Lenz Foundation Residential Fellowship for Buddhist Studies and American Culture and Values, an opportunity for faculty and other professionals planning sabbaticals to spend a semester on the Naropa University campus conducting a research, social action, or other project that relates Buddhist philosophy and practice to an aspect of American culture and values.

Naropa University welcomes participants with disabilities. Please contact John Weber at or at 303-245-5286 to inquire about disability and accessibility accommodations needed to participate fully in this event.

Naropa University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Naropa University is a private, nonprofit, nonsectarian liberal arts institution dedicated to advancing contemplative education. This approach to learning integrates the best of Eastern and Western educational traditions, helping students to know themselves more deeply and engage constructively with others. The university comprises a four-year undergraduate college and graduate programs in the arts, education, environmental leadership, psychology, and religious studies.