Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness

Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness

by Sharon Salzberg


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Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness by Sharon Salzberg

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.

Throughout our lives we long to love ourselves more deeply and find a greater sense of connection with others. Our fear of intimacy—both with others and with ourselves—creates feelings of pain and longing, but those feelings can awaken in us the desire for freedom and the willingness to take up a spiritual path.

Longtime meditation practitioner and teacher Sharon Salzberg draws on Buddhist teachings, wisdom stories from various traditions, her own experiences, and guided meditation exercises to unearth the radiant heart within each one of us. Discover how the practice of lovingkindness illuminates a path to cultivating love, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity, helping us realize our own capacity for goodness and a new connection with all beings.

This book is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series.  

The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611806243
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 07/17/2018
Series: Shambhala Pocket Library Series
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 277,567
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

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 over forty years.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
The Buddha said: 'None of the means to acquire religious merit has a sixteenth part of the value of Loving-kindness.' After reading this book, I believe it. It is essential for anyone, Buddhist or not, who wishes a better knowlegde of the Brahma-Viharas or sublime states: Loving-Kindness, Compassion, Sympathetic Joy & Equanimity. The author writes with a warmth and understanding that goes well with the subject matter. I go back and read chapters often and find inspiration every time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book. I struggle with anxiety and i can say that this book really makes since. Great for anyone!
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