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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All Quotes Add A Quote. If it feels workable, bring to mind someone with whom you experience difficulty.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Long-winded and vaguely mystical it made my head spin! Sharon has been a student of meditation sinceguiding retreats worldwide since To begin, take a comfortable seated position. I was not surprised to enjoy reading it.

Why Loving-Kindness Takes Time: Sharon Salzberg

I’ll also be rereading Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life. I think of it as tough Love!

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. While written for Western audiences, this is essentially as much of a beginner’s guide to Buddhism as it is a beginner’s guide to meditation. Salzberg breaks it down into abstract, but digestible chunks. The paperback copy I have has pages, not trade paperback?

The premise of the book is simple: And it feels like a load off, for sure.

When we feel love, our 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 we can contact that which is undamaged within us regardless of the jindness. That is not to say, I’m right and if you would choose honesty or any other value that you would be wrong. Sep 03, Cindywho rated it liked it. Dec 12, Lisa Kentgen rated it really liked it.


Instead of jumping straight Sharon Salzberg is a gem! As another reviewer pointed out, the chapter Inspiring reading. A Day Programme for Real Happiness. Sharon Salzberg is a gem! Not that I don’t understand why she would have made the choice to become a writer of broader appeal—not only is it undoubtedly more lucrative, but one has the opportunity to reach more people that way.

But these feelings can also awaken in us the desire for freedom and the willingness to take up the spiritual path. Jul 29, Philippe Desaulniers rated it really liked it. Guinee rated it really liked it. She is a weekly columnist for On Beinga regular contributor to The Huffington Post and the author of many books including Real Happinessand Lovingkindness.

Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness

Truly, if every human being on earth would read this book and apply the teachings our world would be a very different place. Now when you can you can pick up the loving-kindness again, perhaps with an easier person. My meditation background is mainly on the vipassana technique as taught by S. It is the strength that arises out of seeing the true nature of suffering in the world.


So I’d give this book four stars ont the basic teachings, since she does a good job of presenting those, but only three on unique contribution – her stories for the most part didn’t really contribute much. This thoughtful book stays with me. Thoughts are very important in doing loving-kindness—not to struggle to get a certain kind of feeling. Instead of jumping straight to loving enemies, Sharon insists that we start with loving ourselves.

Sharon Salzberg Quotes (Author of Lovingkindness)

The very first thought that came up in my mind was: I believe very strongly in honesty and integrity but what I realized after completing this values activity was that if push came to shove, I would choose kindness over honesty every time. This is such a book. Want to Read saving…. As another reviewer pointed shraon, the salzbberg on generosity is especially inspiring, as it provides very concrete examples on things one can do to live better, even without having to go into intense meditation practice.

Sharon Salzberg is a meditation teacher and New York Times best-selling author. The author’s meditative Buddhist practice informs her writing.

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