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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We can all benefit from the four ideas of lovingkindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity, whether or not we choose to meditate.

Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness by Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg is a gem! Kindenss was interesting to see how the two approaches seem to take paths in opposite directions different starting points, and different sequence of progress to get to the same goal.

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. Jan 29, Golden Brown rated it really liked it. Self-forgiveness eases shame and remorse. 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 situation.

Very gently repeat them.


It’s not as if we say, ‘At 9: I can’t give the average of three and a half stars, though, so I’ll err on the side of generosity – somehow fitting considering the subject matter of the book. Jul 29, Salzberrg Desaulniers rated it really liked it. To do it in the most easiest way possible means first to use phrases that are personally meaningful.

Why Loving-Kindness Takes Time: Sharon Salzberg

Metta sees truly that our integrity is inviolate, no matter what our life situation may be. Very gently, one phrase at a time, let the mind rest in the phrase. If it feels workable, bring to mind someone with whom you experience difficulty. Mar 29, Clara rated it really liked it.

We need to create change for ourselves, in a workable way, as part of our everyday lives. I thought it was a perfect opportunity to do it. She is a weekly columnist for On Beinga regular contributor to The Huffington Post and the author of many books including Real Happiness kjndness, and Lovingkindness. And I have to say, anecdotally speaking, it’s had some tangible benefits.

I like the guided meditation practices.

Return to Book Page. 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 kundness 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. For Christians and other faith practitioners, metta offers a practical application of the Golden Rule and Jesus’ radical teachings on loving enemies.


Jan 13, David A. While it is true that there are circumstances which affect us negatively, it is our reaction that perpetuates the harm. Since this is Buddhism filtered through a Western lens, I sometimes feel like I’m being sort of person who says, “I love the blues.

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. I am convinced that this slim volume can be a major source of healing for the world. Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience.

Guinee rated it really liked it. I was not surprised to enjoy reading it. Can this be updated? 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.

Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness

These tend to be more formulaic and self-helpy rather than focusing on the dharma and its application to sxlzberg daily lives. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Bring a neutral person to mind. My mother and I are reading this book along with my step-sister.

Goenka, which only gives a little place to metta, and had let me a bit confused on the subject.