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The Gift of Loving-Kindness: 100 Mindful Practices for Compassion, Generosity & Forgiveness

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Loving-kindness, the English translation of the Pali word "metta," is defined as unconditional well-wishing and openhearted nurturing of ourselves and others, just as we are. By practicing loving-kindness, you can learn to treat yourself and others-even strangers-like dear friends, putting aside criticism and judgment and choosing instead to open your heart to greater gene ...more
ebook, 301 pages
Published May 14th 2014 by New Harbinger Publications (first published April 1st 2007)
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Oct 20, 2014 Lauren rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: meditation
1-2 page meditations focusing on lovingkindness - I've been using some of these in my yoga classes and have had several students write down the book's information so they can buy it for their personal practice.
Small book fits easily in my hands. Mindful practices help to open my heart.
Jul 31, 2008 Tesilyaraven rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay, this is shameless self-promotion, but my respect for the practice of metta, or loving-kindness, and my excitement over actually having a book in print leads me to add this to my shelf in the hopes that it might make it to your shelf. Loving-kindness meditation--repeating phrases of kindness and compassion for myself and others--helped get me through a pretty serious bout of anxiety in my last years of college. When nothing else worked, being able to have compassion for myself was like a gi ...more
Apr 20, 2014 Anne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'd like to get a copy of this sometime.
The exercises were 1-2 pages long and covered a variety of beings towards which to extend loving-kindness ranging from oneself to the world at large, animals, plants,.... I think it'd be a good reference to be reminded of the various wording.
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