|Kindness is a force that breaks open your heart even as it heals-and in that healing sets you free. Perhaps one of the Buddha''s most radical teachings, metta or "lovingkindness" is much more than common niceness or charity. It is a real-world practice to awaken your empathy with all beings and then radiate the fire of that compassion into the world.|
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A respected Buddhist teacher and author of Lovingkindness shares practical guidelines on how to promote the power of kindness within each of us, using a series of stories, teachings, and guided meditations to explore the meaning of kindness and how it can be used to transform our lives, relationships, the environment, the community, and the world. Read by Sharon Salzberg.A respected Buddhist teacher and author of
Sharon Salzberg discovered Buddhist meditation as a teenager, and found that it provided emotional healing and centering after a chaotic childhood of foster homes and intense self-doubt. In the mid-1970s, Salzberg started conducting meditation seminars and retreats, teaching both the insight (Vipassana) meditation technique and loving-kindness (Metta) meditation technique. She co-founded the Insight Meditation Society. With a down-to-earth personality and writing style, she has introduced Buddhist meditation and philosophy to countless individuals through her books, magazine articles, cassettes, and retreats.