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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Return the recitation of the phrases. If nobody comes to mind in this category, then you can just stay with a good friend. I liked the gentle voice the book is written with – reminding readers on every page – we are all able and qualified to bring loving-kindness into the world – and most especially to ourselves.
The author’s meditative Buddhist practice informs her writing. 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.
Whatever l interesting quotes: I love her meditation, May I be free from danger Lovingkindness: I’ve been meditating regularly for a couple of months now and am hoping to wear some happier ruts in my brain.
At the end of the week, something happened to someone in the community and a number of us, quite unexpectedly, had to leave the retreat.
It is the strength that arises out of seeing the true nature of suffering in the world. The Power of Meditation. Jan 29, Golden Brown rated it really liked it. Feb 02, Irene Grumman rated it it was amazing Shelves: She is a weekly columnist for On Beinga regular contributor to The Huffington Post and the author of many books including Real Happinessand Lovingkindness.
Nov 29, Dominique rated it it was amazing. To begin, take a comfortable seated position.
Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness by Sharon Salzberg
My mother and I are reading this book along with my step-sister. If you’ve wanted to Read this for the second time in conjunction with a meditation group I was sitting with for six weeks. Lovingkindness 4, ratings Open Preview See a Problem? I was standing in one of the bathrooms and I wharon a jar of something, which shattered into a thousand pieces.
Let none through anger or ill-will Wish harm upon another. By contrast, qualities that support mudita – rapture, gratitude, metta, compassion – share their origin in our basic goodness, and they form a potent team salzbsrg reduce suffering and to bring happiness. This is a classic and a must read for anyone wanting to immerse themselves in the mindfulness genre.
Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness
A minute meditation that begins by lovinh yourself surrounded by a circle of the most loving beings, making generous offerings of love and goodwill to you. A Day Programme for Real Happiness. Read this for the second time in conjunction with a meditation group I was sitting with for six loging.
So I’d give this book four stars ont the basic kindnfss, 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. 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.
Compassion is not at all weak. The light still illuminates the room and banishes the murkiness, letting you see the things you couldn’t see before. We can all benefit from the four ideas of lovingkindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity, whether or not we choose to meditate.
Be the first to learn about new releases! May 03, Marina Quattrocchi rated it really liked it. Our job, so to speak, is just to say those phrases, to say them knowing what they mean but without trying to fabricate a feeling, without putting that overlay on top of it, of stress.
Picked up at a used bookstore at a difficult time in my life and it gave me so much peace and a more positive outlook – it’s one of the few books I would call life changing, and I reread it a kindnezs ago a rare distinction usually reserved for my favorite novels! It is born from letting go of what is unnecessary, and knowing ourselves to be always at home.
As a relatively inexperienced meditator, I have found this to be a helpful guidebook and will refer to it for exercises. I was inspired after doing a 4-week meditation series with my yoga teacher who talked about lovingkindness, and I thought–hey, I have a book on that at home!
It acknowledges that we have nothing that we can hold on to anyway.
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We need to create change for ourselves, in a workable way, as part of our everyday lives. Then I felt doubly bad—not only did nothing happen but I never even got beyond myself, which was really selfish. My meditation background is mainly on the vipassana technique as taught by S.
The practice of lovingkindness is, in fact, the ground of mindfulness practice, requiring the same nonjudging, nongrasping, nonrejecting orientation toward the present moment, an orientation that invites and makes room for calmness, clarity of mind and heart, and understanding. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A profound, yet simple book on practicing “metta,” or lovingkindness by Sharon Salzberg, the lovig of Insight Meditation Society.
If the book resonates with you, you might also look into Salberg’s audio guided lovingkindness meditations. Therefore, when I saw a book entitled, Loving-Kindness, you can imagine lovibg caught my attention. Humble and not conceited, Contented and living satisfied. Irrespective of your spiritual or philosophical bent, Salzberg makes it clear that starting simply by becoming aware of the I can appreciate why this book has become shaeon classic in its circles.
All Quotes Add A Quote. See 1 question about Lovingkindness…. Sounds simple enough, right?