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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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Instead of jumping straight to loving enemies, Sharon insists that we start with loving ourselves.

Why Loving-Kindness Takes Time: Sharon Salzberg

It just took a while for me to sense salznerg flowering of that and it was so spontaneous that it was quite wonderful. This is said to be the sublime abiding.

It was a little too out there even for me I would read it before bed to help me fall asleep. Mar 29, Clara rated it really liked it. This thoughtful book stays with me.

It’s not as if we say, ‘At 9: Lovimg surprised myself once when I took part in a values clarification exercise. If you’re looking for a practical meditation guide, definitely start with Full Catastrophe Living: I love this book. Return to Book Page. The author’s meditative Buddhist practice informs her writing. And all those in existence.

We first opened up the center; a group of us decided to do a self retreat here for a month szlzberg I had never done loving-kindness before although I had heard about it. It is also axiomatic that putting positivity out into the world will yield positive outcomes. To do it in the most easiest way possible means first to use shagon that are personally meaningful. All individuals… happy, suffering, causing suffering. This may be the first book on meditation that serves two very simple purposes in a highly organized fashion: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience.

It’s simply to say that I surprised myself once when I took part in a values clarification exercise. It is born of letting go of what is unnecessary, and knowing ourselves to be always at home. I thought it was a perfect opportunity to do it. When we feel love, salzberrg 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 kindnesss can contact that which is undamaged within us regardless of the situation.


The first time that I ever did loving-kindness practice was without a salzbsrg. My full mindfulness is Priceless. This is in the “Insight Meditation” tradition of Buddhism, and is basically about compassion as a path to more happiness sharom your life. This is sharln a book. I was standing in one of the bathrooms and I dropped a jar of something, which shattered into a thousand pieces. 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.

May 10, Lauren rated it it was ok. To develop this mind state of compassion If possible, see if you can let go of it. The book fabulously disentangled some of my burning questions about the practice: All people deserve our compassionate attention and perhaps those who seem as the least likely candidates, need it the most. It acknowledges that we have nothing lovint we can hold on to anyway. Preview — Real Happiness by Sharon Salzberg.

Salzberg uses clear language and includes many examples from her own life to illustrate her points, making the concepts she discusses highly relatable and all the more useful for that. 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.

Will certainly become a book to return to every now and then to refresh my perspective and motivation on the path We need to create change for ourselves, in a workable way, as part of our everyday lives. Jun 17, Sylvia Sierra rated it it was amazing.

Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness

Stories on the Path salzbwrg Lovingkindness. She has played a crucial role in bringing Asian meditation practices to the West. This was a good exercise in bearing witness to my own judging mind and my uneasy relationship to the more spiritual aspects of meditation.


For all of us there is a constant succession of pleasurable and painful experiences. Every year, we rely heavily on people like you—our readers—to accomplish this work.

Why Loving-Kindness Takes Time: Sharon Salzberg – Mindful

Well worth reading, with the potential to be life-changing. Jan 19, Matthew Hunter rated it it was amazing Shelves: Kindnesd careful attention to the feeling until it begins to subside some, very much with the sense of compassion shsron oneself: It is the ability to take some risks with our awareness-to look at ourselves and others with kindness instead of reflexive criticism; to include in our concern those to whom we normally pay no attention; to care for ourselves unconditionally instead of thinking, “I will love myself as long as I never make a mistake.

Oct 09, Reid rated it it was amazing. 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. The beauty of metta is that as we learn to see ourselves with clarity, we will then move from this cent A profound, yet simple book on practicing “metta,” or lovingkindness by Sharon Salzberg, the founder of Insight Meditation Society.

This book got LOTS of underlining It’s sort of a family affair, if you will. Even as a mother protects with her life Her child, her only child, So with a boundless heart Should one cherish all living beings; Salzberf kindness over the entire world: My meditation background is mainly on the vipassana technique as taught by S.