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Real Happiness at Work

Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement, and Peace

Sharon Salzberg


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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (12/30/2013)
Paperback (12/31/2013)
Paperback, Chinese (1/7/2016)


How would you like to be calmer, less distracted, more productive, and more content at your job? You might think it would take more hours in the day, a better boss, more support, less interference, a shorter commute—and the list goes on. Most of the things we think would help are either not in our control or simply not realistic. But there is one thing we can do to achieve the qualities we seek, and it can be done invisibly and often: meditation. Meditation? Can you imagine meditating at work? Who has time for that? Real Happiness at Work will show why you don’t have time not to do it. Sharon Salzberg has identified Eight Pillars of Happiness in the Workplace. They are: balance, concentration, resilience, integrity, meaning, connection, compassion, and open awareness. With short, subtle meditations to use pre- or post-meeting, in coping with unreasonable people, in finding meaning in seemingly meaningless tasks, and for dealing with mistakes, Real Happiness at Work will provide what we all seek—happiness—and what we all need—peace and productivity.

Praise For Real Happiness at Work: Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement, and Peace

“This wise guide offers hope that employees can find meaning in even the most mundane jobs, learn to start over, and have a positive impact, however small. Among the many books that apply Buddhism to everyday life, this a standout.”
      —Publishers Weekly

“Ideal for those open to meditation and helpful for those ready to question their own strategies and responses to problems.”
      —Library Journal

“Salzberg explains meditation principles in a way that is warm and welcoming to those who have never practiced meditation before. There’s a technique or soothing meditation for every job stressor, offering something for everyone.”

HighBridge Company, 9781622312573, 450pp.

Publication Date: December 31, 2013

About the Author

Sharon Salzberg is a central figure in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher and New York Times bestselling author. She has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness practices to the West and into mainstream culture. She is the co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA and the author of ten books including New York Times bestseller Real Happiness, and Real Happiness at Work. She is a regular columnist for On Being, a contributor to Huffington Post, and the host of her own podcast: The Metta Hour. For more information, visit