The Force of Kindness

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Sounds True, Sep 1, 2005 - Compassion - 100 pages
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Note: This book includes a spoken-word audio CD, which is not available with the digital ebook edition.

Distill the great spiritual teachings from around the world down to their most basic principles, and one thread emerges to unite them all: kindness. In The Force of Kindness, Sharon Salzberg, one of the nation's most respected Buddhist authors and meditation teachers, offers practical instruction on how we can cultivate this essential trait within ourselves.

Through her stories, teachings, and guided meditations, Sharon Salzberg takes readers on an exploration of what kindness truly means and the simple steps to realize its effects immediately. She reveals that kindness is not the sweet, naive sentiment that many of us assume it is, but rather an immensely powerful force that can transform individual lives and ripple out, changing and improving relationships, the environment, our communities, and ultimately the world. Readers will learn specific techniques for cultivating forgiveness; turning compassion into action; practicing speech that is truthful, helpful, and loving; and much more.

When we fan even the smallest ember of kindness, according to Sharon Salzberg, we begin to overcome our own fears, doubts, and personal attachments and tap an endless source of gentle strength that is always available to us. With her graceful writing and six guided meditations on CD, this beloved meditation master empowers readers to enhance The Force of Kindness in their own spiritual practice.


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Review: The Force of Kindness: Change Your Life with Love & Compassion

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I find this book to be a great guide and reading a chapter before meditating or spending some quiet time really affects the types of conscious thoughts that come up. The best part about Susan Salzberg ... Read full review

Review: The Force of Kindness: Change Your Life with Love & Compassion

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Living gently...Sharon Salzberg is a gift, an inspiration, radiant, which shines thru in her writings! One of a few worth reading life changing selections. Included CD is wonderful addition. Read full review


Kindness toward Ourselves
The Intention of Kindness
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Sharon Salzberg is one of the leading meditation and spiritual teachers in the world. She cofounded the Insight Meditation Society with Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein, and is the author of eight books, including the bestselling "Lovingkindness "and "Faith". A teacher for more than 30 years, she has been a contributing editor at "O, The Oprah Magazine" and has appeared in "Time", "Real Simple", "Good Housekeeping", "Self", " Yoga Journal", "More", and others. She divides her time between Barre, Massachusetts, home of the IMS, and New York City.

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