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The Four Immeasurables

The Four Immeasurables

Question:

What are the four Immeasurables?

Answer:

Good question! The four immeasurables are a collection of meditation practices that are designed to increase four specific virtuous ideals. We’ve already talked quite a bit about the first one:

1. Loving Kindness

Remember when we talked about loving-kindness meditation a few weeks back? The practitioner sits in . . . → Read More: The Four Immeasurables

Review: Seeds of Kindness Beads

Review: Seeds of Kindness Beads
By: http://www.seedsofkindness.biz

“May you be happy, may you be healthy, may you be peaceful, may you be safe.”

A couple of months ago, I reviewed the book “The Gift of Loving Kindness.” In the introduction of the book, one of the authors mentions that she sells beads. When I contacted her for more information, . . . → Read More: Review: Seeds of Kindness Beads

Book: The Kindness Handbook a Practical Companion

Book: The Kindness Handbook a Practical Companion

By Sharon Salzberg
Reviewed by Brian Schell
Publisher: Sounds True, 175 Pages, ISBN 9781591796558
Buy from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1591796555/?tag=askdrarca-20

‚ÄúFor 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‚Äù . . . → Read More: Book: The Kindness Handbook a Practical Companion

Meditation Part 7: Conceptual Meditation

Meditation Part 7: Conceptual Meditation

This is the ‚Äúbig one‚Äù that really confuses people. When you hear things like ‚Äúloving kindness‚Äù meditation, or ‚Äúmeditation on impermanence,‚Äù or even meditation on a koan or physical object, this is the broad category involved. The mind focuses on itself and examines itself as you work through the problem or . . . → Read More: Meditation Part 7: Conceptual Meditation