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Room to Breathe

An At-Home Meditation Retreat with Sharon Salzberg
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From one of our most beloved meditation teachers comes Room to Breathe, an at-home meditation retreat for self-restoration and renewal. Insight Meditation Society cofounder Sharon Salzberg presents eight essential guided practices along with mindfulness teachings to open the heart, calm the mind, cultivate presence, strengthen courage and self-trust, and much more.

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Between the smartphone, laptop, tablet, and whatever else is demanding your attention, sometimes you just need to unplug! Room to Breathe brings you a series of beginner-friendly guided meditations and mindfulness techniques to help you regain a sense of spaciousness and ease. These essential practices were created to give you the feel of a meditation retreat at home, but can be enjoyed in any place conducive to a period of undisturbed quiet. Enhanced by a guidebook with teachings for breaking free from stressful habits and remembering what's most important, Room to Breathe leads you through eight refreshing exercises including: 

  • Calming the Mind, breathing practices to replace anxiety with composure and strength
  • Facing Challenges, cultivating courage and compassion to transform your relationship to suffering
  • Opening the Heart, a self-directed lovingkindness meditation

"Going on retreat doesn't remove us from the ups and downs of life," explains Sharon Salzberg, "but it provides a way to understand ourselves more fully, to care more deeply for ourselves and others, and to do nothing for a while, with awareness and love." Find respite whenever you need it with Room to Breathe.

Sharon Salzberg has been leading meditation retreats worldwide since 1971. She is cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society and the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, both in Massachusetts. She is the author of nine books, including the New York Times bestseller Real Happiness.

Format Details
Audio CD
Contents Digital Audio (2 hours) 2 CDs (2 hours)
Dimensions 5 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches
Product Code AW04712W AW04712D
ISBN Number 978-1-62203-642-4 978-1-62203-614-1
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Sharon Salzberg

About Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg, a student of Buddhism since 1971, has been leading meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. Influenced by her more than twenty-five years of study with Burmese, Indian, and Tibetan teachers, she teaches intensive awareness practice (vipassana or insight meditation) and the profound cultivation of lovingkindness and compassion (the Brahma Viharas). She is a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society and The Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, both in Massachusetts. Salzberg is the author of several books including The Kindness Handbook, Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience, Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness, and A Heart as Wide as the World. She has also authored several Sounds True audio and interactive learning kit works including Insight Meditation (with Joseph Goldstein), Unplug, and Lovingkindness Meditation.

Author photo © Fabio Filippi


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Reviewed by Gerri
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A Beginner's Meditation Retreat -- and yet!

Sharon Salzberg has the most trustworthy, soothing, and intelligent voice! The practice is perfect for those not familiar with longer retreat experiences. Nonetheless, the lessons are full of kindness and wisdom as is the booklet accompanying them. I think, no matter how long we've been practicing, learning from a skilled and wise teacher is always of value.

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Reviewed by Lady D.
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Soothing and effective

I've heard Ms. Salzberg speak online, so I listened to the little sample (5 min.). Wow. Wahe Guru! Her voice is soothing and peaceful. In fact, I was still meditating after the sample was over! My body's developed a condition that changed my situations and body in many ways. The true causes of the condition are coming up with a quickness, with a great force, to be acknowledged, healed, and transformed into energies of light.

Thank you for this most helpful and benevolent tool to help me as I navigate my healing journey. Sat Nam!

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