For those of you who follow meditation, you may have heard about Sharon Salzberg. She is a New York Times Best selling author and Buddhist meditation teacher. Her personal story is a heart wrenching one. Parents divorced when she was four. Father left the family. Mother died when she was nine. Father returned when she was eleven, but only to overdose and spend rest of his life in mental health system. She joins James Doty, the director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at a Conversation on Compassion.
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