About the Author

Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg, a student of Buddhism since 1971, has been leading meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. Influenced by her more than twenty-five years of study with Burmese, Indian, and Tibetan teachers, she teaches intensive awareness practice (vipassana or...

The Force of Kindness

Change Your Life with Love & Compassion

Sharon Salzberg

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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.

Through 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.

When 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.

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Product details

Hardcover Book/CD:
Contents 1 Hardcover book (90 pages), 1 CD (1 hour, 15 minutes)
Date Published September 01, 2005
ISBN-10 1-59179-355-6
ISBN-13 978-1-59179-355-7
Dimensions 6 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches
Product Codes 0953d, k953d, bk00953d
Softcover Book/CD:
Contents 1 Softcover book (100 pages), 1 CD (1 hour)
Date Published November 01, 2010
ISBN-10 1-59179-920-1
ISBN-13 978-1-59179-920-7
Dimensions 6 x 8 inches
Product Codes 1597d, k1597d, bk01597d
Digital Book:
Contents 1 Digital book (100 pages)
Date Published November 01, 2005
ISBN-10 1-59179-832-9
ISBN-13 978-1-59179-832-3
Product Codes 1597w, d1597w, bd01597w
Enhanced Digital Book:
Contents Enhanced Digital book (100 pages) with embedded audio (1 hour 16 minutes)
Date Published July 01, 2012
ISBN-10 1-60407-744-1
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-744-5
Product Codes 1597e, d1597e, bd01597e

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Customer Reviews

By Holly McDermott
Date Added: Saturday 23 April 2011
Delightful read and CD is terrific. Highly recommend this book ... it also makes a great gift.
By Kathy Lawler
Date Added: Wednesday 21 December 2011
Helps me focus and get better at the meditation skills

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