Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness (Shambhala Classics) Revised edition [Sharon Salzberg] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying. A profound, yet simple book on practicing “metta,” or lovingkindness by Sharon Salzberg, the founder of Insight Meditation Society. We can all benefit from the. quotes from Sharon Salzberg: ‘You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection’, ‘You can search throughout the .

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Among the other purposes it fulfills are a quick overview of the brahma-viharas, an efficient balancing of Buddhist stories as well as modern examples from Salzberg’s personal life, an accepting This may be the first book on meditation that serves two very simple purposes in a highly organized fashion: Sep 03, Cindywho rated it liked it.

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Salzberg takes Buddhist psychology and simplifies it to a way of living that resonates with me and I’m sure salzbetg will with many of my readers. Your ability to break an unhealthy habit or turn off an old tape doesn’t depend on how long it has been running; a shift in perspective doesn’t depend on how long you’ve held on to the old view.

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Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness

But I love how vulnerable of a meditation it is, and I enjoy reflecting on what is vulnerable about it. In this inspiring book, Sharon Salzberg, one of Americ Throughout our lives we long to love ourselves more deeply and find a greater sense of connection with others. Even as a mother protects with her life Her child, her only child, So with a boundless heart Should one cherish all living beings; Radiating kindness over the entire world: Lovingkindness 4, ratings Open Preview See a Problem?

I was running around upstairs in the flurry of having to leave. The Dalai Lama has said: But these feelings can also awaken in us the desire for freedom and the willingness to take up the spiritual ssharon. The Power of Meditation. Not to struggle, to try to make something happen. Our job, so to speak, is just to say those phrases, to say them knowing what they mean but without trying to fabricate a feeling, without putting that overlay on top of it, of stress.


I am convinced that this slim volume can be a major source of healing for the world. So I’d give this book four stars ont the basic teachings, since she does a good job of presenting those, but only three on aslzberg contribution – her lovimg for the most part didn’t really contribute much.

See if you can bring that person to mind. It’s sort of a family affair, if you will. Learn to relate to things fully, insecurity and all. If you have someone come to mind who has been a benefactor to help in some way, for whom you feel respect or gratitude, either hold an image of that person, or say their names in your mind.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. In this inspiring book, Sharon Salzberg, one of America’s leading spiritual teachers, shows us how the Loging path of lovingkindness metta in Palican help us discover the radiant, joyful heart within each of us.

This is such a book. Practicing and teaching metta – lovingkindness – is being of incredibly great benefit. The world needs more of these. Ideally it would be somebody here of course because you have an opportunity to run into them, to observe how a feeling of loving-kindness develops over the course of time. Preview aslzberg Lovingkindness by Sharon Salzberg. May all beings be free from danger, may they have mental happiness, may they have physical happiness, may salzbefg have ease of well-being.

All people deserve our compassionate attention and perhaps those who seem as the least likely sxlzberg, need it the most. I loved this book and plan on rereading it immediately as part of my daily practice. The principle underlying lovingkindness metta in the Pali of the time the teachings were committed to writing is that we are all interconnected, and therefore any sharron to others does harm to ourselves. The traditional phrases as are taught, at least this one classical translation of them, begins with oneself:.

Sharon Salzberg Quotes (Author of Lovingkindness)

Lovinh 29, Dominique rated it it was amazing. Pay careful attention to the feeling until it begins to subside some, very much with the sense of compassion for oneself: There are few books that actually teach the reader how to have compassion and kindness towards ourselves.


Irrespective of your spiritual or philosophical bent, Salzberg makes it clear that starting simply by becoming aware of the I can appreciate why this book has become a classic in its circles. As much as Jon-Kabat Zinn has to offer about the basics of mindfulness for anxiety and depression, Salzberg makes a compelling argument for why this particular ‘arm’ of insight meditation makes not just for a better, healthier attitude about one’s mind and body, but how that branches out into living well.

Sharon has been a student of meditation sinceguiding retreats worldwide since Long-winded and vaguely mystical it made my head spin! Bring a neutral person to mind. Oct 09, Reid rated it it was amazing. This is said to be the sublime abiding. See 1 question about Lovingkindness…. Yet this is not what is meant by compassion.

When we feel love, our mind is expansive and open enough to include the entirety of life in full awareness, both its pleasures and its pains, we feel neither betrayed by pain or overcome by it, and thus we can contact that which is undamaged within us regardless sjaron the situation.

Humble and not conceited, Contented and easily satisfied.

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Since donating them I haven’t thought much about missing them, because, well, that grasping is one of the multitudes of transient attachments we experience everyday. Let none through anger or ill-will Wish harm upon another. The first time that I ever did loving-kindness practice was without a teacher. Sharon Salzberg has a true gift for putting into words and examples the teachings of the Buddhist path so that it is clear on how they do truly apply to everyday life.

Salzberg’s comprehension of the concept of Lovingkindness is thorough and insightful. As a small, dedicated non-profit, Mindful reached over 5 million people online inbringing compassion and connection into the hearts, homes, and communities of our readers.

May it be so. Guinee rated it really liked it. To begin, take a comfortable seated position.