Lovingkindness Meditation

  • by Sharon Salzberg
  • Narrated by Sharon Salzberg
  • 3 hrs and 7 mins
  • Speech

Publisher's Summary

Within your own heart is a limitless source of supreme energy, the energy of love. No other force in the universe compares to it. The world's great spiritual traditions, both past and present, agree on this simple principle. Can love be harnessed and applied to others, used as a "tool" for changing lives? Lovingkindness Meditation teaches a traditional practice for cultivating love, and applying it as a life-changing force. Dating back 2,600 years, the practice of metta (an ancient Buddhist term meaning "lovingkindness") is a timeless method for unlocking your heart's immense healing resources.

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Just what I was looking for:)

As someone fairly new to consistent meditation, but recently recommitted to a daily practice, I was looking for a bit of guidance and motivation. The author's voice is soothing and it feels as if she is in the room gently guiding my practice. It is wonderful for relaxing on my commute. This talk provides the Buddhist teachings and practical meditation tips on Loving Kindness meditation. Many themes were new even though I have been "reading" on Buddhism quite a bit recently. This deepened my practice from the first sitting. I went from struggling to remain until the Gong, to remaining in meditation for much longer than planned. Although it is not the results we should be seeking, I am happy to be experiencing a gentler reaction towards myself and others. This is one I will listen to over and over. I am sure as I understand more, more will be made clear.
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Short but powerful. Very well narrated. Inspiring

This is a great treatment of a common Buddhist topic. Most meditation retreats take some time for Metta (translated as Lovingkindness), and it's a good practice as one of many. What was inspiring about Sharon's story is that she went on a retreat for something like six weeks and only practiced Metta. This is the stuff of deep transformation especially in one's attitude toward the self. When you start meditating and, I guess, for a long time thereafter, who you're hearing is your self, after all, so it's good if you can cultivate some gentleness and friendliness towards your self, because otherwise you'll just be annoyed all the time. Sharon Salzberg's voice is perfect for her own work. Some Buddhist authors/narrators sound a little spacey and slow, but not so for this author. I really liked that I could listen to the whole book on one drive. Satisfying and not schmaltzy.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-28-2005
  • Publisher: Sounds True