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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If possible, see if you can let go of it. Whatever living beings kindnesss may be; Whether they are weak or strong, omitting none, The great or the mighty, medium, short or small, The seen and the unseen, Those living near and far away, Those born and to-be-born – May all beings be at ease! I have done a few retreats with her; she is a marvelous teacher who has incorporated the dharma deeply into her soul, or so it seems to me, and this natural affinity makes her explanations and examples more cogent sa,zberg they might be from someone who was speaking more theoretically.

The Buddha described the nature of such a spiritual path as “the liberation of the heart, which is love. So I’d g This is in the “Insight Meditation” tradition of Buddhism, and is basically about compassion as a path to more happiness in your life. Sharon Salzberg is a gem!

Now when you can you can pick up the loving-kindness again, perhaps with an easier person. A very good book for new and seasoned practitioners alike. I sharkn her meditation, May I be free from danger Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness. To do it in the most easiest way possible means first to use phrases that are personally meaningful. May it be so. In my experience, lovingkindness meditation, or metta, is an essential life practice for peacebuilders.


The first time that I ever did loving-kindness practice was without a teacher. And I have to say, anecdotally speaking, it’s had some tangible benefits. It covers all of the essential, told with a soft and gentle voice, with many concrete real-life examples, and little or none of the “technical details”.

The practice of lovingkindness is, in fact, the ground of mindfulness practice, requiring the same nonjudging, nongrasping, nonrejecting orientation toward the present moment, an orientation that invites and makes room for calmness, clarity of mind and heart, and understanding. Sharon Salzberg is a meditation teacher and New York Times best-selling author.

I caught myself resisting donating some books that are dear to me or that I really, truly want to read Metta means love or loving kindness, and is a powerful thought to send to others. Although it purports to be about metta translated from the Pali as ‘lovingkindness’both what it is and how to cultivate it, it addresses much more than that, since metta can be seen as an entry point for just about every quality and practice that the Buddha suggested we nurture in order to live happily.

Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness

I am convinced that this slim volume can be a major source of healing for the world. The book fabulously disentangled some of my burning questions about the practice: This book was so essential in my Dhyanic breakthroughs, via, sharn Metta Bhavana.

And slowly begin to open in levels of difficulty. I’ll also be rereading Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life.

To develop this mind state of compassion Compassion is not at all weak. I also think it’s valuable to gain a sense of context for the Eastern spiritual traditions such as meditation and yoga that we’ve imported to the West. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. Sharon has been a student of meditation sinceguiding retreats worldwide since In our frantic search for something to quench our thirst, we overlook the water all around us and drive ourselves into exile from our own lives.


This is one of those beautifully written books I would recommend to everyone who is interested in Buddhist philosophy.

By not holding to fixed views, The pure-hearted one, having clarity of vision, Being freedfrom all sense desires, Is not born again into this world. But I love how vulnerable of a meditation it is, and I enjoy reflecting on what is salzebrg about it.

Why Loving-Kindness Takes Time: Sharon Salzberg

Once I started the book I understood why. While this one does contain some exercises, I found them much easier to understand once I had a little practical meditation experience under my belt. Let your mind rest in the phrases. 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.

Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness by Sharon Salzberg

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The book, along with my usual classes on mindfulness, has finally inspired me to take my practice from a casual interest to something more akin to a dedication.

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The paperback copy I have has pages, not trade paperback? And it feels like a load off, for sure. I found this book profoundly long-winded. No trivia or quizzes yet. Similarly, when good happens we most often focus on our anxiety that it might not last, rather than treasuring it in the moment it is here.

It is the strength that salzbsrg out of seeing the true nature of suffering in the world. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. If it feels workable, bring to mind someone with whom you experience difficulty.