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Count Your Blessings


March 8–February 8, 2009
5:00 PM–6:00 PM

Meditation teacher and author of Loving-kindness Sharon Salzberg meets with neuropsychologist Barbara Fredrickson to discuss how positive thinking affects the mind.
Fredrickson’s new book, Positivity, will be available for purchase at the Shop @ RMA.The author will be available after the program to sign copies.
Presented with Tricycle: The Buddhist Review

One of America’s leading spiritual teachers and authors, Sharon Salzberg is cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts. She has played a crucial role in bringing Asian meditation practices to the West. The ancient Buddhist practices of vipassana (mindfulness) and metta (lovingkindness) are the foundations of her work.
Barbara Fredrickson is Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Principal Investigator of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Laboratory at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research reveals how positive emotions, fleeting as they are, can tip the scales toward a flourishing life. She is winner of multiple awards for her research and teaching, including the American Psychological Association’s Templeton Prize in Positive Psychology and the Society of Experimental Social Psychology’s Career Trajectory Award. Her new book, Positivity, describes the fruits of her pioneering scientific research and offers practical tools to reliably increase feelings of well-being.