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Hi All,

We are happy to announce the return of the 28-Day Meditation Challenge starting February 1!

This year we are incorporating teachings and meditations from Sharon's newest book Real Happiness At Work as well as those from Real Happiness. All are welcome to join us for this month of practice.

We also want to let you know about Sharon's recent  podcast with Tricycle contributing editor Amy Gross: Tricycle Talks: Sharon Salzberg & Real Happiness at Work.

Here are details for the 28-Day Meditation Challenge:

During the month of February, we are inviting people to participate in an online meditation program based on practices found in Sharon Salzberg’s books: Real Happiness, and Real Happiness at Work. We have done this meditation challenge the past few years, and a beautiful sense of community and support has grown as we’ve all practiced together and shared our experiences. This year we are incorporating practices from Sharon’s latest book: Real Happiness at Work: Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement, and Peace.

Sharon has said that one of the things she began to see as she was reading the posts and comments, was how hard things were for many at work. People commonly find themselves struggling with stress, longing for meaning, and looking for a sense of some balance. Wisdom about how to address these was also coming from the participants of the challenge as they shared with one another the kinds of things that they were trying, that they were finding more and more effective. 

We are asking people to reflect on their experiences—pleasant, difficult, and in between—and let us know how it's going. People are blogging about their experiences here and on their own blogs or websites if they have them. Comments are welcome from anyone, whether they are amongst the group blogging or not.

We hope that the challenge can again foster real dialogue about the potential of meditation to change one's life, and will intrigue more people to find out what meditation is all about. Everyone is invited to join us in making a commitment to 28 days of meditation practice.

In addition to the meditation challenge this year, Sharon is teaching a Real Happiness At Work online retreat at The retreat will run for 4 weeks starting February 3, and includes video teachings and discussion. The first week is free for everyone and the entire retreat is free for Tricycle Sustaining and Supporting Members. We thought many people might like to participate in both offerings and receive more support for their practice. The retreat Sharon did last year, Real Happiness: A 28-Day Meditation Program is also still available (the first week is available to all and the following weeks are available to Tricycle members).

Please see this  post on the site for more details about the challenge this year: Welcome and Info 

Sharon will be in the DC/VA area this week and next week. In February  she will be in CA and Seattle. Please check her calendar page to see if she is coming to your area, as she is traveling quite a lot in the next few months.
Event details are below.

May You All Be Happy!

- The Sharon Salzberg Team

Speaker Series: Real Happiness at Work with Sharon Salzberg
Friday, January 24
University of Virginia
Nau Hall Auditorium Room 101
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Half-Day Meditation Retreat Benefit for The Blue Ridge Prison Project
Saturday, January 25
9am - 1pm
Jefferson Area Board for Aging
674 Hillsdale Dr.
Charlottesville, VA 22901

Real Happiness At Work - Talk and Book Signing
Sunday, January 26
7pm - 9pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington
4444 Arlington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22204
703-892-2565, ext. 248


Real Happiness At Work - Talk and Book Signing
Tuesday, January 28
7pm - 8:30pm
St. Lukes Lutheran Church (hosted by Breathe Books)
800 W. 36th St., (on the corner of 36th and Chestnut)
Baltimore, MD

Real Happiness At Work Talk and Meditation
Wednesday, January 29
7:30pm - 9pm
River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation (Hosted by IMCW)
6301 River Road (Corner of Whittier Blvd. & River Road)
Bethesda, Maryland 20817

Real Happiness At Work Daylong Retreat
Saturday, February 1
9:30am - 5:00pm
Spirit Rock

5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Woodacre, West Marin, CA 94973
(415) 488-0164

Real Happiness At Work - Talk and Book Signing
Sunday, February 2
Book Passage

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
(415) 927-0960

Real Happiness At Work Talk and Meditation
Monday, February 3
7:15pm - 9:15pm
Spirit Rock

5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Woodacre, West Marin, CA 94973
(415) 488-0164

Real Happiness At Work - Talk and Book Signing
Wednesday, February 5
East West Bookstore

324 Castro St.
Mountain View, CA 94041

Mindfulness, Our Youth and the Future of Citizenship in the World: Dialogue with Sharon Salzberg and Congressman Tim Ryan
Friday, February 7
7pm - 9pm
Paradise Point Hotel

1404 Vacation Road
San Diego, CA 92109
(619) 543-7602
UC San Diego

Real Happiness At Work - Workshop
Sunday, February 9
1pm - 6pm
First Presbyterian Church (Hosted by Insight LA)

1220 Second St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Dharma Talk: Real Happiness at Work
Tuesday, February 11
7pm - 9pm
Center for Spiritual Living - Sanctuary Room (Hosted by Seattle Insight)

5801 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105








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