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Sharon Beckman-Brindley

Sharon Beckman-Brindley, Ph.D., is an Insight Dialogue Teacher who has taught Insight Dialogue retreats worldwide. She also is a co-founder and senior teacher of the Insight Meditation Community in Charlottesville, VA. A clinical psychologist with over 30 years of both meditation experience and practice as a psychotherapist, she has a special interest in developing programs for mental health professionals. She writes a blog (sharonbb.org) whose aim is to integrate western psychological understandings with the wisdom teachings of Buddhist psychology.

Events with Sharon Beckman-Brindley

Five Kinds of Happiness
June 21, 2019

Part of the challenge of understanding and then cultivating abiding happiness involves – like a doctor or mechanic – diagnosing the question of happiness/unhappiness correctly so that we can apply the proper medicine or intervention. Even more strongly, the Buddha taught that we can learn the fundamentals of his teachings…

Awakening Together: An Insight Dialogue Retreat
July 23, 2019

The Buddha taught that the way to peace, joy and happiness is release: a state of mind and heart that has let go of the relentless insistence that our life and our relationships be other than what they are. In this retreat, we will inquire deeply together into this teaching,…

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