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Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness - Sharon Salzberg, Jon Kabat-Zinn
Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness
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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... show more
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.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781590301876 (1590301870)
Publisher: Shambhala
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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Sharon Salzberg is a gem! In my experience, lovingkindness meditation, or metta, is an essential life practice for peacebuilders. Loving self, friends, acquaintances, enemies - all are difficult. Thankfully, Salzberg provides very clear explanations for how one can move toward a life marked by great...
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