Sacred Art of Lovingkindness Preparing to Practice

ISBN-10: 1594731519

ISBN-13: 9781594731518

Edition: 2006

Authors: Rami M. Shapiro, Marcia Ford

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List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: LongHill Partners, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Michael Pollan is a contributing writer for "The New York Times Magazine" as well as a contributing editor at "Harper's" magazine. He is the author of two prize-winning books: "Second Nature: A Gardener's Education" and "A Place of My Own: The Education of an Amateur Builder." Pollan lives in Connecticut with his wife and son.Rami Shapiro has been a congregational rabbi for 20 years, is currently an adjunct professor of religious studies at Middle Tennessee State University, and directs One River, a not-for-profit educational foundation. He lives in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Marcianbsp;Ford is an editor, journalist, and author of twenty-two books including The Sacred Art of Forgiveness and Finding Hope. A book reviewer for and freelancer for her local NPR affiliate, Marcia lives with her husband in the Rocky Mountains.

Introduction: What Is Lovingkindness?
The Image and Likeness of God: Realizing the Divinity of Self, Realizing the Divinity of Others
God as Creative Force: Cultivating Creativity
Fearless Compassion: Harvesting Kindness through Compassionate Honesty
Engaging Life through Grace: Being Present in the Moment
Equanimity in the Moment: Making Room in Your Heart for Reality
Acts of Kindness and Giving: Doing Right by Others
The Truth of Our Story: Embracing the Paradoxical Truth of Not-knowing
Preserving Kindness for the World: Remembering and Retelling Tales of Kindness
Feelings and Forgiveness: Forgiving Iniquity, Forgiving Willfulness, Forgiving Error
Cleansing Delusion to See Clearly: Recognizing Manifestations of God
The Greatest Obstacle to Lovingkindness
Conclusion: An Invitation to Become a Hidden Saint
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index of Prayers and Practices
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