Real Happiness

Author: Sharon Salzberg
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 9781788171472
Release Date: 2017-12-05
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Thousands of years prove it and Western science backs it: meditation helps us defuse stress, experience greater tranquillity, find a sense of wholeness, strengthen our relationships and face our fears. Meditation connects us to our inner-most feelings and challenges our habits of self-judgment. It helps protect the brain against ageing and improves our capacity for learning new things. Meditation opens the door to real and accessible happiness. And it's as easy as sitting down and taking a breath.

Real Happiness is the most effective, approachable guide to this transformative technique. Beginning with the simplest breathing and sitting techniques, leading teacher of meditation Sharon Salzberg distils 30 years of experience and shows how to start and maintain an effective meditation practice. With clear lessons on concentration, mindfulness and lovingkindness laid out in the book and audio, you'll see that transforming your life can be achieved in 20 minutes a day.

It's not religious, it's not esoteric - this book will help you find resilience, peace, clarity and balance with 12 simple practices.

This is a repackage of The Power of Meditation.


The Power of Meditation

Author: Sharon Salzberg
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 9781848504998
Release Date: 2011-07-04
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Meditation helps us defuse stress, experience greater tranquility, find a sense of wholeness, strengthen our relationships and face our fears. Meditation helps sharpen focus, lower blood pressure, and reduce chronic pain. Meditation helps protect the brain against aging and improves our capacity for learning new things. And it's as easy as sitting down and taking a breath. The Power of Meditation is the most effective, approachable guide to this transformative technique. Beginning with the simplest breathing and sitting techniques, Sharon Salzberg, distilling thirty years of teaching experience, shows how to start and maintain an effective meditation practice. With clear lessons on concentration, mindfulness and lovingkindness laid out on the book and audio download, you'll see that transforming your life can be achieved in twenty minutes a day. It's not religious. It's not navel-gazing. Meditation will help you engage in the world and will help you find resilience, peace, clarity and balance.

Real Happiness at Work

Author: Sharon Salzberg
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761181477
Release Date: 2013-12-31
Genre: Self-Help

Real Happiness at Work brings the profound benefits of meditation to an area where people could use it most—the workplace. And it’s written by one of the world’s leading meditation teachers. A follow-up to Real Happiness, the New York Times bestseller, Sharon Salzberg’s Real Happiness at Work is a practical guide to improving work life through mindfulness, compassion, and ingenuity. It’s about being committed without being consumed, competitive without being cruel, managing time and emotions to counterbalance stress and frustration. It shows readers how to be more creative, organized, and accomplished in order to do better, more productive work. Dividing the idea of workplace satisfaction into eight pillars, Real Happiness at Work is filled with secular wisdom; core meditations on broad themes like motivation, awareness, and seeing the good in others; and more than a dozen exercises, including Moving From Me to We and When Things Go Wrong. Sprinkled throughout the book are short “stealth” meditations, the kind that are quick, private, and doable anywhere—“Let the phone ring three times, follow your breath, then pick it up” and “For an upcoming one-on-one conversation, resolve to listen more and speak less.” Even the best jobs are filled with stress, tough deadlines, impatient bosses, seemingly endless meetings—all the ills of harried life. But as science increasingly shows, meditation is the antidote.

Faith

Author: Sharon Salzberg
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101568132
Release Date: 2003-09-02
Genre: Religion

In this beautifully written work, one of America's most beloved meditation teachers offers discerning wisdom on understanding faith as a healing quality. Through the teachings of Buddha and insight gained from her lifelong spiritual quest, Salzberg provides us with a road map for cultivating a feeling of peace that can be practiced by anyone of any tradition.

Real Love

Author: Sharon Salzberg
Publisher: Flatiron Books
ISBN: 9781250076526
Release Date: 2017-06-06
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

You are a person worthy of love. You don’t have to do anything to deserve all the love in the world. Real Love is a creative tool kit of mindfulness exercises and meditation techniques that help you to truly engage with your present experience and create deeper love relationships with yourself, your partner, friends and family, and with life itself. Sharon Salzberg, a leading expert in Lovingkindness meditation, encourages us to strip away layers of negative habits and obstacles, helping us to experience authentic love based on direct experience, rather than preconceptions. Across three sections, Sharon explains how to dispel cultural and emotional habits, and direct focused care and attention to recapture the essence of what it is to love and be loved. With positive reflections and practices, Sharon teaches us how to shift the responsibilities of the love that we give and receive to rekindle the powerful healing force of true connection. By challenging myths perpetuated by popular culture, we can undo the limited definitions that reduce love to simply romance or passion, and give the heart a much needed tune-up to connect ourselves to the truest experience of love in our daily lives.

Quiet Mind

Author: Susan Piver
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9781590305973
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Religion

Brings together six respected Buddhist teachers in an accessible introduction to the techniques of meditation, and includes guided meditation practice reflecting a range of Buddhist traditions, helpful teachings, and yoga poses.

Lovingkindness

Author: Sharon Salzberg
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9781590305577
Release Date: 2008-04-08
Genre: Religion

Explains how the Buddhist path can help individuals discover the inner joy within themselves, and shares simple Buddhist teachings and suggestions for meditation.

The Power of Meditation

Author: Edward Viljoen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101601525
Release Date: 2013-08-29
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Winner of the 2014 Nautilus Award represents “Better Books for a Better World”—the Silver Award in the category of Religion /Spirituality: Eastern Traditions. This wise and delightful guide to the benefits of meditation practices will help readers cultivate a calm, peaceful, and enlightened lifestyle. Drawing from his years of experience as a teacher, spiritual leader, and avid meditator, Edward Viljoen directs readers down the path to enlightenment using wisdom such as: Mindfulness practices—Train yourself to become absorbed in a purposefully chosen activity. Sitting practices—Reduce the use of mental and physical resources as much as possible by sitting still and silently. Creative practices—Employ such devices as journaling, observing, and focusing on a favorite literary or spiritual passage. Featuring personal anecdotes and stories from the author’s spiritual teachings, The Power of Meditation goes beyond a simple how-to book and offers a wonderful reading experience that will inspire readers to live more wise and fulfilling lives.

Real Happiness

Author: Sharon Salzberg
Publisher:
ISBN: OCLC:1036834099
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Meditation

This book describes meditation, mindfulness, and the benefits of meditation, and includes a guided program of meditation sessions.

The Kindness Handbook

Author: Sharon Salzberg
Publisher: Sounds True
ISBN: 1591798280
Release Date: 2008-10-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

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

Mindfulness and Grief

Author: Heather Stang
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
ISBN: 9781782492900
Release Date: 2015-03-07
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Soothing mindfulness exercises to help you cope during your time of grief. Without proper support, navigating the icy waters of grief may feel impossible. The grieving person may feel spiritually bankrupt and often the loss is so painful that the bereaved may lose faith in what they once held dear. Mindfulness meditation can restore hope by offering a compassionate safe haven for healing and self-reflection. While nobody can predict the path of someone else's grief, this book will guide the reader forward through the grieving process with simple mindfulness-based exercises to restore mind, body and spirit. These easy-to-follow meditations will help the reader to cope with the pain of loss, and embark on a healing journey. Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of grief, and the guided meditations will calm the mind and increase clarity and focus. Mindfulness and Grief will help readers to begin the process of reconstructing the shattered self that is left in the wake of any major loss.

Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart

Author: Mark Epstein
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9780307830098
Release Date: 2013-04-17
Genre: Religion

For decades, Western psychology has promised fulfillment through building and strengthening the ego. We are taught that the ideal is a strong, individuated self, constructed and reinforced over a lifetime. But Buddhist psychiatrist Mark Epstein has found a different way. Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart shows us that happiness doesn't come from any kind of acquisitiveness, be it material or psychological. Happiness comes from letting go. Weaving together the accumulated wisdom of his two worlds--Buddhism and Western psychotherapy--Epstein shows how "the happiness that we seek depends on our ability to balance the ego's need to do with our inherent capacity to be." He encourages us to relax the ever-vigilant mind in order to experience the freedom that comes only from relinquishing control. Drawing on events in his own life and stories from his patients, Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart teaches us that only by letting go can we start on the path to a more peaceful and spiritually satisfying life.

Faith

Author: Sharon Salzberg
Publisher: Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks)
ISBN: 1573223409
Release Date: 2003-09-01
Genre: Religion

A spiritual leader and practicing Buddhist delves deeply into the nature of faith, revealing its healing properties, exploring its impact on human affairs, and explaining how to cultivate a feeling of peace. Reprint.

8 Minute Meditation Expanded

Author: Victor Davich
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698196636
Release Date: 2014-12-02
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Newly expanded: the bestselling beginner’s guide to mindfulness and better health in eight minutes a day. These days everyone is learning mindfulness, from the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks to stars like Goldie Hawn and Ellen Degeneres. But mindful meditation is not just for celebrities, CEOs, and professional athletes. Mindful meditation is an incredible tool that anyone can master for a better life. This newly expanded edition features the original, easy, and complete eight-minute-a-day program with a new introduction that aligns the concepts of mindfulness and meditation more closely together. In just the amount of time between television commercials, you can develop a powerful mindfulness practice that can last a lifetime.

Inner Revolution

Author: Robert Thurman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101664469
Release Date: 1999-03-01
Genre: Religion

The New York Times calls him "America's number one Buddhist." He is the co-founder of Tibet House New York, was the first American Tibetan Buddhist monk, and has shared a thirty-five-year friendship with the Dalai Lama. Now, Robert Thurman presents his first completely original book, an introduction to Buddhism and "an inspiring guide to incorporating Buddhist wisdom into daily life" (USA Today). Written with insight, enthusiasm, and impeccable scholarship, Inner Revolution is not only a national bestseller and practical primer on one of the world's most fascinating traditions, but it is also a wide-ranging look at the course of our civilization--and how we can alter it for the better. "Part spiritual memoir, part philosophical treatise and part religious history, Thurman's book is a passionate declaration of the possibilities of renewing the world" (Publishers Weekly, starred review).