By Sharon Salzburg

The Buddhist teachings have the ability to remodel our lives for the higher, says Sharon Salzberg, and all we have to result in this variation are available within the usual occasions of our daily reports. Salzberg distills greater than twenty-five years of educating and working towards meditation right into a sequence of brief essays, wealthy with anecdotes and private revelations, that supply actual relief and luxury for an individual at the religious course. Many probability moments, either small and profound, function the foundation for Salzberg's teachings: listening to a marketplace stall hawker calling "I have what you need!"; noting lodge guests' reactions to a dead night hearth alarm; looking at her instructor, Dipa Ma, bless a belligerent puppy; seeing the Dalai Lama giggling uproariously at his personal mistake. each one passing second, Salzberg indicates, might help us down the trail towards "a seamlessness of connection and an unbounded heart."

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