Open to Life

Learning to Love Yourself and the World
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Love is an emotion, but it's also a strength that we can build for facing uncertainty, loss, and our greatest challenges. Through six audio sessions of insights and meditations, presented by acclaimed meditation teacher and author Sharon Salzberg, you'll learn how to cultivate an inner foundation of love to support yourself and others.
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Love Is More Than an Emotion—It's a Buildable Strength for Facing Your Greatest Challenges
When we're confronted with crisis, what inner strength helps us the most? Courage? Self-control? Sheer determination?
Many of us might be surprised to discover that in times of need, our most powerful ally is love.
"Love, of course, is an emotion," teaches Sharon Salzberg, "but love is also an ability." Open to Life invites us to cultivate this quiet strength in support of ourselves and others. Through six sessions of in-depth teachings, guided meditations, and engaging practices, you'll join this celebrated meditation teacher to explore: how the inner critic hinders our ability to care for ourselves and how to overcome it, practices to bring greater authenticity and balance to our relationships, how to expand our capacity to love difficult people, how fierce compassion protects us, how love opens us to all of life's experiences, and more.
When we gather a reservoir of love for ourselves and others, hardships become easier to face, challenges less daunting, and positive events more appreciated and joy-inspiring. Open to Life shows us step-by-step how to build this essential resource.
Format Details
Audio CD
Contents Digital Audio (5 hours) 5 CDs (5 hours)
Dimensions 5 7/16 x 4 9/16 inches
Product Code AW06095W AW06095D
ISBN Number 978-1-68364-711-9 978-1-68364-710-2
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Sharon Salzberg

About 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 insight meditation) and the profound cultivation of lovingkindness and compassion (the Brahma Viharas). She is a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society and The Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, both in Massachusetts. Salzberg is the author of several books including The Kindness Handbook, Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience, Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness, and A Heart as Wide as the World. She has also authored several Sounds True audio and interactive learning kit works including Insight Meditation (with Joseph Goldstein), Unplug, and Lovingkindness Meditation.

Author photo © Fabio Filippi