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.
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.
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.
88-page hardcover book and 76-minute audio CD.