Lovingkindness Meditation

Lovingkindness Meditation

by Sharon Salzberg
     
 

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Within your own heart is a limitless source of supreme energy—the energy of love. No other force in the universe compares to it. The world's great spiritual traditions, both past and present, agree on this simple principle. Can love be harnessed and applied to others used as a tool for changing lives?

Lovingkindness Meditation teaches a traditional

Overview

Within your own heart is a limitless source of supreme energy—the energy of love. No other force in the universe compares to it. The world's great spiritual traditions, both past and present, agree on this simple principle. Can love be harnessed and applied to others used as a tool for changing lives?

Lovingkindness Meditation teaches a traditional practice for cultivating love, and applying it as a life-changing force. Dating back 2,600 years, metta (an ancient Buddhist meditation practice on lovingkindness) is a timeless method for unlocking your heart's immense healing resources.

Metta meditation is not a technique for repressing your awareness of life's pain. Rather, it is a way to break down the artificial mental barriers that separate you from others. Here is a universal meditation practice to help you:

  • Melt away feelings of isolation
  • Awaken your true compassion, even for those who have hurt you
  • Free yourself from needless suffering, while helping others find happiness
  • Learn to trust in your own loving, intelligent heart

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591792680
Publisher:
Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Edition description:
Unabridged
Sales rank:
388,231
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg, a student of Buddhism since 1971, has been leading meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. Influenced by her more than twenty-five years of study with Burmese, Indian, and Tibetan teachers, she teaches intensive awareness practice (vipassana or insight meditation) and the profound cultivation of lovingkindness and compassion (the Brahma Viharas). She is a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society and The Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, both in Massachusetts. Salzberg is the author of several books including The Kindness Handbook, Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience, Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of HappinessA Heart as Wide as the World,  and the New York Times bestseller Real Happiness. She has also authored several Sounds True audio and interactive learning kit works including Insight Meditation (with Joseph Goldstein), Unplug, and Lovingkindness Meditation.


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