Sharon Salzberg, a meditation teacher and the founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Massachusetts, focuses on a kind of Buddhist practice that emphasizes feelings of love, happiness, and compassion. Metta, or "lovingkindness," meditation involves four phrases: "May I be free from danger"; "May I have mental happiness"; "May I have physical happiness"; "May I have ease of well-being." (Some readers will find this surprising, since the most commonly known meditation techniques have little "content"--you simply repeat a single word or phrase, observe your breath, or observe your thoughts as they pass through your mind.) Other exercises in this book are intended to increase your connection to and intimacy with others, by directing these positive sentiments outward toward specific people or the world in general. This book will probably be best appreciated by those who have some experience with meditation already, but anyone can appreciate the way it takes a practice often considered mystical and turns it into a means of creating joy. --Ben Kallen --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Another seminal work in the development of American Theravada, this expression of the central thrust of Vipassana and Insight Meditation explores ways to incorporate a caring mindfulness into day-to-day life.
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Absolutely a life changing book of expanding thoughts and meditations.Published 11 days ago by Darlene K. Bogle
I've read and reread and wil continue to be inspired by this testimony to thriving life,Published 12 days ago by BG
Sharon is the master of Metta meditation. This book will help anyone who is on the spiritual path.Published 13 days ago by Jarrard
Wise woman. I need to re-read it to get every morsel of peace and tranquility.Published 1 month ago by Anne Kuhn
When it comes to explaining and applying the Dharma, no one writes more beautifully than Sharon Salzberg. She fearlessly tells her own story to help the rest of us.Published 2 months ago by Martha R. Zimiles
Five stars for the humor value. As loving kindness and happiness is my natural state, because I do not have a massive ego complex covering the REAL me, the link to the Kingdom of... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Roberta/Mary