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Sharon Salzberg is a central figure in the field of meditation and a world-renowned teacher and author. She is the cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and the author of ten books, including the New York Times bestseller Real Happiness. Acclaimed for her vis mere down-to-earth teaching style, Salzberg offers a secular, modern approach to Buddhist teachings, making them instantly accessible. vis mindre

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Værker af Sharon Salzberg

A Heart as Wide as the World (1997) 179 eksemplarer
Voices of Insight (2001) 96 eksemplarer
Lovingkindness Meditation (1996) 30 eksemplarer
Insight Meditation (1996) 14 eksemplarer
Real Change (2021) 13 eksemplarer
AMOR INCONDICIONAL (2014) 1 eksemplar
Hit 1 eksemplar
The Mindful Path 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Quiet Mind: A Beginner's Guide to Meditation (2008) — Bidragyder — 73 eksemplarer
The Buddha's Apprentices: More Voices of Young Buddhists (2006) — Forord, nogle udgaver24 eksemplarer

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I read and reviewed this author’s book “Lovingkindness” and found it wonderful.

As far as the present book is concerned, I cannot really say what it is about, though I can see that the subtitle is “the journey from isolation to openness and freedom”.

There were also short passages or sentences that I had difficulty in comprehending. It is her way of writing I find difficult. I prefer things to be concrete for them to be comprehensible.

Sharon is a Buddhist so the book contains much about this religion.

The Buddha declared that the only status that truly matters is the status of personal goodness and this is attained through personal effort, not by birth.

He said that a true Brahmin is one who is gentle, wise and caring.

In Buddhist teaching, the journey to freedom can be described as:

Moving from craving/endless searching to peace’

Moving from aversion (anger and fear) to compassion

Moving from delusion to vibrancy and connection.

We’re told to practice looking directly at difficult feelings and having equanimity or peace of mind toward them.

We’re told about RAIN,

R is for recognize

A for allow

I for investigate

N for nurturing – remembering to be kind to yourself.

“The use of RAIN shows us how we might create a larger, lighter, kinder space for any emotion -- “

This brings about a natural sense of greater freedom and ease.

Tibetan teacher Tsoknyi Rinpoche shares a way of connecting to ourselves called the “handshake practice.

Here we are invited to shake hands with what he calls “our beautiful monsters”.

Come into your body. Don’t look for special things, just be with what’s there.

Skilful handshaking involves the following:

Soften and allow for your experience

Stay grounded

Be with yourself without expecting to change what’s there.

Listen and welcome.

We are given a breathing technique:

Inhale for a count of four

Hold your breath for a count of four, and

Exhale for a count of eight.

I found the book worthwhile to read, though I may have missed its basic message As stated above, I found the author’s style of writing difficult, and this is probably why I failed to comprehend everything she wrote.

The appendix comprises the Eightfold Path, a meditation guide and a section on Lovingkindness meditation. (I would highly recommend reading Sharon’s book on this subject.)
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IonaS | 2 andre anmeldelser | Jan 23, 2024 |
Very good. So good I went out and bought a copy to keep and reread.
beentsy | 9 andre anmeldelser | Aug 12, 2023 |
Echt leven. Van eenzaamheid naar openheid en vrijheid. Door: Sharon Salzberg.

Salzberg ken ik van de Insight Timer app; haar stem is mijn favoriete stem, diegene die me het meest kalm krijgt. “It’s just one breathe”. Ik hoef de app niet eens te openen om haar stem in mijn hoofd te horen :) Grote fan dus.

Vandaar dat ik dit boek wou lezen, haar eerste voor mij. Echt leven gaat er over dat we alle gevoelens en emoties moeten toelaten, recht in de ogen kijken maar er niet over oordelen. Opdat we ons vrijer zouden voelen, onze innerlijke rivier breder kan gaan stromen. Want door schaamte, schuldgevoel, ontkenning, verdringing,… verkrampen we, krimpt onze rivier en dus ook onze blik, ons gevoel en daardoor ook onze kansen tot een beter leven. Klinkt misschien een beetje zweverig maar is het niet; lees het maar in Salzbergs woorden.

Hoewel dit boek heel boeiend is vond ik het soms wel moeilijk te lezen. Voornamelijk door de vele verwijzingen naar en uitspraken van andere mensen die ze in haar verhaal opneemt. Die extra info vergroot haar kennis en kunde en zodoende ook die van ons maar maakt dat het minder vlot leest. Veel van de aangehaalde mensen zijn geweldig hoor: bell hooks, Audre Lorde en Bruce Springsteen bijvoorbeeld, maar soms werd het me wat te veel.

Ik ga nog wat naar mijn Insight Timer app luisteren om het allemaal een beetje te laten bezinken ;)
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Els04 | 2 andre anmeldelser | Jun 23, 2023 |
I absolutely love Sharon Salzburg for all of her teachings, especially on Loving Kindness, aka Metta. In this book, she offers her amazing insights into anger, grief and resilience, interconnectedness, and equanimity. Her teachings empower the reader to take action with their daily life in such a way to combat stress and feeling overwhelmed. At the end of each chapter, Sharon offers a meditation specific for the topic discussed. This book offers so many lessons that I immediately re-read some of the chapters that resonated the most to me. The chapter on equanimity was the most helpful, personally. Being employed in the helping profession, Sharon offers excellent reminders for preventing burnout. If Goodreads had a ½ star scale, I would give this book a strong 4.5 stars.… (mere)
NatalieRiley | 1 anden anmeldelse | Jun 17, 2023 |



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