Lovingkindness Meditation: Learning to Love Through Insight Meditation

Version: Unabridged
Author: Sharon Salzberg
Narrator: Sharon Salzberg
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Buddhism
Publisher: Sounds True
Published In: December 2004
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours
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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, metta(an ancient Buddhist meditation practice on "lovingkindness") is a timeless method for unlocking your heart's immense healing resources. Metta meditation is not a technique for repressing your awareness of life's pain. Rather, it is a way to break down the artificial mental barriers that separate you from others. Comes with study booklet.

Here is a universal meditation practice to help you:

- Melt away feelings of isolation
- Awaken your true compassion, even for those who have hurt you
- Free yourself from needless suffering, while helping others find happiness
- Learn to trust in your own loving, intelligent heart.

Reviews (1)


Written by Anonymous on January 7th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I really enjoyed this CD. It was a beautiful message on how to retrain our thoughts through meditation to see ourselves and others with more love and kindness. I listened to it twice before sending it back.

Author Details

Author Details

Salzberg, Sharon

Sharon Salzberg has been leading meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. Influenced by her 35 years of study with Buddhist masters from a variety of traditions, she teaches intensive awareness practice ("insight" meditation) and the profound cultivation of lovingkindess and compassion. She is the co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society and the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, both in Massachusetts. Salzberg is the author of several books, including The Force of Kindness (Sounds True, 2005), Faith (Riverhead, 2003), Lovingkindness (Shambhala, 2008), and A Heart As Wide as the World (Sh