Lovingkindness: the revolutionary art of happiness
In this inspiring book, Sharon Salzberg, one of America's leading spiritual teachers, shows us how the Buddhist path of lovingkindness can help us discover the radiant, joyful heart within each of us. This practice of lovingkindness is revolutionary because it has the power to radically change our lives, helping us cultivate true happiness in ourselves and genuine compassion for others. The author draws on simple Buddhist teachings, wisdom stories from various traditions, guided meditation practices, and her own experience from twenty-five years of practice and teaching to illustrate how each one of us can cultivate love, compassion, joy, and equanimity.
Sharon Salzberg is a cofounder and guiding teacher of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and a cofounder of the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. She teaches meditation around the country, and has been practicing Buddhist meditation for thirty years.
"Lovingkindness is a profound exploration of the deepest meanings of love, empathy, and caring. It offers psychological insights of real spiritual value and practical utility."
- Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence
Sharon Salzberg's long-awaited first book illuminates the heart of lovingkindness like a lamp in the darkness, like the clearing of fog, like a sunrise on a beautiful morning - it brings light so that all those with eyes may see."
- Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart
"We have been waiting for Sharon Salzberg's Book for a long time. And it was worth the wait. From one of our finest meditation teachers comes the genuine article: the practice of the heart, of lovingkindness, by a heart made genuine through more than twenty years of committed practice."
- Stephen Levine, author of A Gradual Awakening
"A question often asked: 'How can I open my heart?' In Lovingkindness Sharon Salzberg recasts for us, with sweet simplicity, a 2,500-year-old answer that works."
- Ram Dass
"This beloved American Buddhist teacher her given us the fruit of her twenty-five years of Buddhist practice in her profoundly compelling and lucid first book. Her great depth of understanding and compassion shine through, speaking to us of the power of lovingkindness and the path to freedom."
- Joan Halifax, author of The Fruitful Darkness
The Revolutionary Art of Happiness
Facets of Lovingkindness
Hindrances to Lovingkindness
Working with Anger and Aversion
Breaking Open the Loving Heart
Developing the Compassionate Heart
Liberating the Mind Through Sympathetic Joy
The Gift of Equanimity
The Power of Generosity
Living Our Love
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