Sangha Spotlight: Marika Popovits

“… I have the utmost, respect for Sharon. Reverence! She is a very highly skilled teacher... I definitely consider myself a very devoted member of her sangha in whatever form it is. Always. She speaks the truth. She does it in a very beautiful way. It’s in her presence, there’s a huge transmission. That’s just who she is. As she embodies the truth, she also transmits the truth. Inadvertently, almost. Sharon is also very skilled in her formulations. Every retreat is the best! I’m dying to go to the one at the Zen Center again. It will be an important one.”

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Sangha Spotlight: Marty Stemmerman

“… It took a long time for me to open, but I needed Sharon and I sometimes still do for this: she reflects the light back to me when I forget who I am. She held that vision for me so steadfastly. And Sharon just wouldn’t let it go. It really brought me into a place where I could start to see that for myself. And that's where that light really started to unfold in me.

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Sangha Spotlight: Noona O'Riley

“...but going to Sharon’s retreats, those are always extremely powerful for me. I really value that enormously. So, I’ll continue to do that. And I must say, over the years that I have been going to the retreats and satsangs, I feel like she has hit her mark, man! And she is in her nine’s. I mean, she was good before, really good. But now it’s majestic! I think there’s just a lot of transmission that comes through with her..."

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Sangha Spotlight: Sarah Poston

"...I can’t even say enough about what Sharon has meant to me. She has been an amazing mentor. I really appreciate her humbleness and her own authenticity. And it’s helped me to accept myself more. My own humanness. And, over time just steeping in the retreat container, there’s a settling and a trust in the process...”

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Sangha Spotlight: Caroline Cavelti

"...Sharon saw that I knew stillness, the ground of being. She wisely asked me, ‘What do you think the void is?’ And I said, ‘I imagine it’s like in the movie 2001, A Space Odessey; you’re thrown into space and you drift there for eternity.’  Imagine, I really said that!  I remember the surprised look on her face as she said ‘Void is just a word used to describe what you are. That stillness that you are and that you, Caroline, know so well.  And I blurted out, ‘That’s it???’ ...”

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Sangha Spotlight: Don Irwin

"...You know, Sharon is just such a brilliant, compassionate, loving teacher...  Sharon, herself, has been a good listener, of course, but she’s also offered many good insights and things in terms of my own practice. You know, I’ve truly seen… how do I say this… I’ve truly seen the feminine in Sharon and I’ve seen an amazing amount of love coming through that is just getting stronger and clearer every time I sit with her. The appreciation is just so huge...”

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Sangha Spotlight: R. Scott Malone

"...As I’m remembering, I realize that my first and last teachers are almost like perfect bookends. When I met Sharon at a satsang in Crestone, she started speaking and her eyes became luminous blue sapphires. I didn't know what she was saying or talking about, I became lost on the cushion. I had an otherworldly experience that was not taking me away, but like with Qahira, was happening in my body. After I found myself again, I knew I had come both full circle and home again...”

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Sangha Spotlight: Robbyn Paxton-McGuire

"...And Sharon has had a profound impact on me. The first time I went to one of her retreats, someone asked me what it was like and I said, ‘It was really round.’ It just felt really whole. It almost felt like a shamanic journey. And that’s the feminine! And that was my first experience, really, experiencing how the feminine held the space..."

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Sangha Spotlight: Alan Robbins

“I was introduced to Sharon on 12-12-12. I started going to her satsangs and retreats. I started quickly shedding all kinds of stuff. The person I was when I first came to Crestone is gone. It's been an incredible experience. Sharon's teachings have changed my life. I have no question about that. They continue to change my life in an unfolding, amazing experience. I couldn't ask for a better teacher..." 

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Sangha Spotlight: Jyoti Stuart

"... I remember when I first felt this way and it was like, “Oh God!”  Everything feels kind of tenuous and unknown. And now it's definitely OK. Everything, everything feels OK. And one of the most important teachings of Sharon's is just the constant reminders of this. She'll look at my energy field and just say it's OK. It's awesome..." 

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Sangha Spotlight: Anna Louise Stewart

"... Sharon has been such a guiding star. A solid support. In any bleak moment she was always there to just tell me to keep going. That I was exactly where I needed to be. She doesn't like it when I say this, but she's always right. Whenever she has pointed something out, and I have resisted it, I look back later and I think "Oooooh yeah. She said that, didn’t she! ... " 

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