Lineage Stories: Joseph Goldstein and Sharon Salzberg

These two co-founders of IMS (Insight Meditation Society) will share stories of Dipa Ma (1911 – 1989), Anagarika Munindra (1915-2003), and other beloved teachers.

October 12, 2023

We are grateful to begin our series with a talk and presentation by Joseph Goldstein and Sharon Salzberg.

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Joseph Goldstein, with short cropped grey hair, smiling, wearing a dark jacket, standing in front of a leafy green background.

Joseph Goldstein has been leading insight and lovingkindness meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. He is a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, where he is on the guiding teachers’ Founders Council. In 1989, together with several other teachers and students of insight meditation, he helped establish the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies.

Joseph first became interested in Buddhism as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand in 1965. Since 1967 he has studied and practiced different forms of Buddhist meditation under eminent teachers from India, Burma and Tibet. He is the author of Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening, A Heart Full of Peace, One Dharma: The Emerging Western Buddhism, Insight Meditation: The Practice of Freedom, The Experience of Insight, and co-author of Seeking the Heart of Wisdom and Insight Meditation: A Correspondence Course.

Sharon Salzberg, has glasses and wearing a pink blouse, standing in front of a wall with a Buddhist image.

Sharon Salzberg is a meditation pioneer, world-renowned teacher, and New York Times bestselling author. She is one of the first to bring mindfulness and lovingkindness meditation to mainstream American culture over 45 years ago, inspiring generations of meditation teachers and wellness influencers. Sharon is co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, where she sits on the guiding teachers’ Founders Council, and she is the author of twelve books, including the New York Times bestseller, Real Happiness, now in its second edition, and her seminal work, Lovingkindness. Her newest book, Real Life: The Journey from Isolation to Openness and Freedom, was released in April of 2023 from Flatiron Books. Her podcast, The Metta Hour, has amassed six million downloads and features interviews with thought leaders from the mindfulness movement and beyond.