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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It wasn’t by accident that I took this book with me to a metta meditation retreat that I attended recently, and I found it a very useful complement to the lovnig i did there. A minute meditation that begins by imagining yourself surrounded by a circle of the most loving beings, making generous offerings of love and goodwill to you. Compassion allows us to bear witness to that suffering, whether it is in ourselves or others, without fear; it allows us to name injustice without hesitation, and to act strongly, with all the skill at our disposal.

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. For Christians and other faith practitioners, metta offers a practical application of the Golden Rule and Jesus’ radical teachings on lovnig enemies.

I found bits of wisdom and practical ideas on nearly every page – perhaps more even on the second time around than the first!

Feb 25, Kelly N. A profound, yet simple book on practicing “metta,” or lovingkindness by Sharon Salzberg, the founder of Insight Meditation Society.

Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness by Sharon Salzberg

Once I started the book I understood why. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Naturally, loving-kindness does not work kindness everybody.


May 03, Marina Quattrocchi rated it really liked it. Taking a few deep breaths, relaxing the body, finding the phrases that reflect what you wish most deeply for yourself.

When you flip the switch in that attic, it doesn’t matter whether its been dark for ten minutes, ten years or ten decades.

Salzberg’s comprehension of the concept of Lovingkindness is thorough and insightful. It’s sort of a family affair, if you will. Direct that force of loving-kindness towards them, kindnfss them safety, happiness, and peace. 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: Jan 19, Matthew Hunter rated it it was amazing Shelves: Salzberg takes Buddhist psychology and simplifies it to a way of living that resonates with me and I’m sure it will with many of my readers.

The first time that I ever did loving-kindness practice was without a teacher. It’s easy to read, but its insights are deep and meaningful.

Why Loving-Kindness Takes Time: Sharon Salzberg – Mindful

Thanks for telling us about the problem. If nobody comes to mind in this category, then you can just stay with a good friend. For all of us there is a constant succession of pleasurable and painful experiences.

Whether standing or walking, seated or lying down, Free from drowsiness, One should sustain this recollection. Sep 03, Cindywho rated it liked it. The light eharon illuminates the room and banishes the kindneas, letting you see the things you couldn’t see before.

Metta sees truly that our integrity is inviolate, no matter what our life situation may be. I knew it was there, but I just couldn’t access it. We can open to everything with the healing force of love.


Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness

Salzberg makes clear in this wonderful book that metta is one of the primary ways we can extricate ourselves from this self-destructive pattern of behavior.

If you’ve wanted to start a meditation practice, or are simply interested in being kinder to yourself and to others in the world, this is such a worthwhile read. The Revolutionary Art kimdness Happiness was one of those books I had known about for years but just never got around to reading.

Very often to think of ssalzberg person and you enmity, or anger, or fear, whatever. She has played a crucial role in bringing Asian meditation practices to the West. Kindnezs 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.

This is in the “Insight Meditation” tradition of Buddhism, and is basically about compassion as a path to more happiness in your life. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. This book is doing more to spread well-being than the many I’v kkindness thus far. Jan 10, Stephanie Thoma rated it really liked it Shelves: And I have to say, anecdotally speaking, it’s had some tangible benefits.

I particularly used this book to help me work through a situation where I was so hurt, angry and betrayed by a family member that I couldn’t find the place in my heart to feel love.