|Wednesday, April 06, 2011|
Rev. Danny Fisher, Coordinator of the Buddhist Chaplaincy Program, and Dr. Amy Demyan, Coordinator of the Psychology Program, represented UWest at a recent benefit for InsightLA at The First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica, CA.
The event was headline by Sharon Salzberg, one of the best-known teachers of Vipassana meditation in the United States; the co-founder (along with Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein) of the Insight Meditation Society and Barre Center for Buddhist Studies; and the author of such books as Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience, Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness, and the current New York Times-bestseller Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation - A 28-Day Program.
"Sharon is not only one of the most prominent and important figures in the transmission of Buddhism and Buddhist ideas to North America, but she's also just a delight-everybody loves her because she embodies these things that she's always talking about, like lovingkindness, faith, and happiness," says Fisher.