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The LOVING-KINDNESS issue

Loving-kindness is so much more than “just” a feel-good practice. It is the force that can connect, inspire, and motivate us to transform the world. Here world-renowned mindfulness teacher, Sharon Salzberg, one of the foremost teachers of loving-kindness, helps to pave the way.

Founding editor Barry Boyce talks with his dear friend Sharon Salzberg about attention, resilience, anger, and the transformative power of loving-kindness.

Sharon Salzberg is a world-renowned meditation teacher and is the New York Times best-selling author of Real Love and Real Happiness, as well as Real Change: Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and the World (scheduled for September 2020).

Barry Boyce is the founding editor of Mindful magazine. An avid meditator for over 40 years, he is also author of The Mindfulness Revolution, an anthology of applied mindfulness instructions from leading teachers and experts.

BARRY BOYCE: You’ve been practicing mindfulness for quite some time and I’ve heard you talk about how meditation and kindness are inseparably linked. Can you explain?

SHARON SALZBERG: Let me start with a little background. Nowadays, if you want to practice meditation, there are meditation centers and studios all over the place. Or you could take a course online. You can go on Amazon and find 50 or 100 books on meditation.

When I started, in the early ’70s, lots of us went to Asia. I chose India. When I traveled there

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