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The Sacred Art of Lovingkindness: Preparing to Practice

4.43  ·  Rating Details ·  105 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
We are all born in the image of God, but living out the likeness of God is a choice. This inspiring, practical guidebook provides you with the tools you need to realize the divinity within yourself, recognize the divinity within others, and act on the obligation to manifest God's infinite compassion in your own life.

Guided by Rabbi Rami Shapiro, you will explore Judaism's
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Paperback, 154 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Skylight Paths Publishing (first published January 1st 2006)
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Bonnie Buckner
Mar 05, 2013 Bonnie Buckner rated it it was amazing
An essential guide to finding the quiet moments of stillness inside, and the utter joy of walking this planet. It’s practical, funny, deep, and so-very human. Rabbi Shapiro pulls from Jewish, Christian, and Buddhist teachings, peppering the book with anecdotes of his own stumblings through life that often made me giggle, and always made me grateful that we’re all in the same wobbly boat of doing our best, and that we have teachings to help guide that boat.
Steve Woods
May 23, 2011 Steve Woods rated it it was amazing
While Shapiro is a Rabbi and I just personally cannot accept the idea of a supreme being, particularly the idea of some operating intelligence which displays human traits of any kind the good rabbi does touch on things with which I have become familiar to me, things which are not of self and which do offer me some guidance in living my life. In fact some of his observations are helpful in forming my own thoughts around matters spiritual which have become so importnat to me in recent years. Inpor ...more
Ruby
Aug 19, 2012 Ruby rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed reading Rami Shapiro's book because of its insight into the way to become a more loving person. The most interesting part of it to me was how many different steps that included various techniques were involved in the process. Things like physically practicing things to say, meditation, visualizing, and new perspective on ways of thinking all added up to show a step by step "art" of being more kind. After reading the book, though I didnt find it to be life-changing or really motivate me ...more
Reid Boehm
Aug 18, 2014 Reid Boehm rated it it was amazing
This will be on the shelf by my bed for a long time to come. So beautifully written and thoughtfully presented... in a way that one can apply directly to their daily life - especially on those bad days - it helps me mentally regroup.
Naomi
Mar 27, 2012 Naomi rated it it was amazing
More wisdom from Rami Shapiro on practicing lovingkindness. Rabbi Rami grounds the text in his own Jewish teaching tradition, and also reaches out to the wisdom of many world religions.

Accessible and focused on practices.
Sandy
Dec 02, 2009 Sandy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: religion, non-fiction
Just a really great look at kindness and things you can practically do to be intentional and make it a habit. Rabbi Rami is Jewish (& Buddhist) but draws from a wide range of traditions. A lot of food for thought here and I'll be reading this a few more times.
Michael
Oct 31, 2014 Michael rated it it was amazing
Shelves: judaica
This little book is full of wisdom. Rabbi Shapiro draws from all faiths to illustrate how to embody the 13 Attributes. Many times I was touched, rereading passages. I found a lot of comfort in this book and I'm sure will continue to.
Donna Fasano
Feb 21, 2010 Donna Fasano rated it it was amazing
Rabbi Rami Shapiro is a true Spiritual Master. This is a wonderful book filled with excellent advice.
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Very calming book.
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