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Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness

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Throughout our lives we long to love ourselves more deeply and find a greater sense of connection with others. Our fear of intimacyboth with others and with ourselvescreates feelings of pain and longing. But these feelings can also awaken in us the desire for freedom and the willingness to take up the spiritual path.

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 Buddha described the nature of such a spiritual path as "the liberation of the heart, which is love." 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 equanimitythe four "heavenly abodes" of traditional Buddhism.

About the Author

Sharon Salzberg is one of America's leading spiritual teachers and authors. A practitioner of Buddhist meditation for over thirty years, she is a co-founder of the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies and the Insight Meditation Society, and she directs meditation retreats throughout the United States and abroad.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590305577
Publisher:
Shambhala
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Foreword:
Kabat-Zinn, Jon
Author:
Kabat-Zinn, Jon
Author:
Salzberg, Sharon
Subject:
Compassion - Religious aspects - Buddhism
Subject:
Meditation (buddhism)
Subject:
Buddhism
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
The Revolutionary Ar
Publication Date:
20080408
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
6.70x4.30x.70 in. .30 lbs.

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