The Kindness Handbook

A Practical Companion

The Kindness Handbook

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A friend criticizes you. You grow impatient with someone you’re trying to help. A cell phone user annoys you on a train. Would your first response to these situations be kindness? In The Kindness Handbook, Sharon Salzberg explores with insight and clarity how kindness for ourselves and others can be the quality we choose to steer our lives by.

From the foundation of this transformative practice and its entry point through you, to its daily expression in your life, this book features a thoughtful collection of anecdotes, stories, and practical tools to inspire kindness for any life situation. The Kindness Handbook is your personal companion to explore the rich landscape of kindness—and help you see just how it might shift and open up your life to greater joy, meaning, and compassion.

“For kindness to be more fully realized, it needs to be distinguished from being ineffectual or meek. It also needs to be infused with wisdom, supported by courage, and threaded with balance.” —Sharon Salzberg, author of The Kindness Handbook

"This book is like having Sharon and her gentle wisdom on call, 24-7, to remind you that in every moment, kindness can make a huge difference in how the next moment unfolds, in yourself and in others. This simple practice will light up and lighten your life.” —Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Coming to Our Senses and Arriving at Your Own Door

“Sharon Salzberg is a powerful teacher of the enduring value of kindness. Here she brings her teachings to us in a beautiful and accessible form through moving stories and powerful exercises. The world needs more kindness. Sharon is showing us the way.” —Roshi Joan Halifax, abbot at the Upaya Zen Center

“With the deep wisdom gained by her many years of dharma practice and the greatness of her Being, Sharon leads us gently with confident strength and inspiration down the path to true happiness and love. Sleep with this book under your pillow!” —Krishna Das, author of Flow of Grace


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Review for The Kindness Handbook Review by Constance M. G

It's okay.
I was hoping for a new level of insight and clarity. Perhaps, Sharon is stuck, herself, in the familiar ways of viewing things.

I don't recommend it to those who want a writer who has moved the bar to a new level of understanding and can communicate that perspicacity.

(Posted on 12/8/2012)

Review for The Kindness Handbook Review by Linda Reneau

My 36-year-old son scooped up this book as soon as I got it in the mail and he won't give it back to me. It must be good. In a few months (I am busy doing the Mahamudra anyway) I will sneek over there are retrieve it. In the meantime, I will assume it is a 5 star.

(Posted on 6/28/2012)

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(Posted on 1/3/2012)

Review for The Kindness Handbook Review by Margaret Hinkson

A gentle and beautiful book. Highly recommend it.

(Posted on 1/3/2012)

Review for The Kindness Handbook Review by barbara daley

This is a transformative book, little only in physical size!

(Posted on 11/27/2011)

Review for The Kindness Handbook Review by Susan Moren

I have only great experiences with your products and delivery.

Thank you for the valuable service you provide for making these wonderful book, CDs and online courses available.

(Posted on 11/5/2011)

Review for The Kindness Handbook Review by Lynn Kuhn

Inspiring and a book of broad appeal to our staff, patients, and other clientele... Beautiful quotes.

(Posted on 9/19/2011)

Review for The Kindness Handbook Review by Arietta Balestreri


(Posted on 7/23/2011)

Review for The Kindness Handbook Review by Nutan Joy

A beautiful little book!

(Posted on 3/30/2011)

Review for The Kindness Handbook Review by Nutan Joy

A beautiful book. I have given it to my daughters, & have also learned much from reading it myself.

(Posted on 3/11/2011)


Paperback Book

Contents 1 Paperback book (184 pages)
Date Published August 01, 2015
ISBN-10 1-59179-743-8
ISBN-13 978-1-59179-743-2
Dimensions 5 x 7.25 inches
Product Code BK01392


Contents 1 eBook (173 pages)
Filetypes EPUB, PDF, PRC
Date Published October 01, 2008
ISBN-10 1-59179-828-0
ISBN-13 978-1-59179-828-6
Product Code BK01275W