Lovingkindness

Lovingkindness

The Revolutionary Art of Happiness

Book - 1997
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Throughout our lives we long to love ourselves more deeply and find a greater sense of connection with others. Our fear of intimacy--both with others and with ourselves--creates feelings of pain and longing. But these feelings can also awaken in us the desire for freedom and the willingness to take up the spiritual path.

In this inspiring book, Sharon Salzberg, one of America's leading spiritual teachers, shows us how the Buddhist path of lovingkindness ( metta in Pali), can help us discover the radiant, joyful heart within each of us. This practice of lovingkindness is revolutionary because it has the power to radically change our lives, helping us create true happiness in ourselves and genuine compassion for others. The Buddha described the nature of such a spiritual path as "the liberation of the heart, which is love." The author draws on simple Buddhist teachings, wisdom stories from various traditions, guided meditation practices, and her own experience from twenty-five years of practice and teaching to illustrate how each one of us can cultivate love, compassion, joy, and equanimity--the four "heavenly abodes" of traditional Buddhism.
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala, 1997, c1995.
ISBN: 9781590301876
1593031870
9781570629037
157062903X
9781570620379
1570620377
9781570621765
1570621764
Characteristics: xii, 193 p. ;,23 cm.
Alternative Title: Loving kindness

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LPL_IlkaI Jul 08, 2017

Sharon Salzberg is an American Buddhist that has a focus on meditation practices. The manner she relays information in Lovingkindness is by combining her personal experiences with Buddhist teachings. These teachings became more accessible, relatable by doing so, however, I found myself at times wishing for less of her reflections and more focus on the Buddhist text. Overall, an enjoyable read with occasional profound insight!

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