A world of more love
begins with you.
“Loving-kindness.” “Friendliness.” “Good will.” However you translate the Buddhist word metta, there’s no denying that we could all use more of it.

How to Live With More Love: Buddhist Wisdom for Awakening Loving-Kindness will show you how to cultivate more kindness and compassion in your life, through guidance from favorite Buddhist teachers and figures like Jack Kornfield, Pema Chödrön, bell hooks, Sharon Salzberg, and more.
 
A helpful selection of practice instructions is rounded out with inspirational first-person stories and wisdom for working with the difficult people and emotions that can sometimes trip us up.
What’s inside 
How to Live with More Love?
A SAFER, HAPPIER, MORE PEACEFUL WORLD BEGINS WITH YOU
  • Five First Steps to Kindness
  • A Practice for Developing Loving-Kindness Towards Yourself
  • Susan Piver’s practice for “Loving the Many Sides of You”
WHEN LOVING IS DIFFICULT
  • A Simple Forgiveness Practice
  • You Can’t Get Rid of Anger—But You Can Do This
  • Turn Your Thinking Upside Down
Sample How to Live with More Love
The world responds to you differently if you go out thinking, alright, I’m going to pretend that everybody out there is my brother or my sister, and if they are temporarily behaving like they’re not, I’m going to pretend that they’re just confused. I’m going to insist, through my mannerisms and my tone of voice, that I see them at their highest.

     I don’t mean to be naive—there are obviously times when a person has to stand their ground—but I would argue that the best form of standing your ground is to be gentle. It often takes a lot more guts to be gentle than it does to be confrontational.

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STARTING THE PRACTICE OF METTA
  • Sylvia Boorstein reflects on Metta
  • Jack Kornfield teaches you the practice
  • An Alternate View of Metta
  • How to Practice Metta With Children
WIDENING THE CIRCLE OF LOVE
  • Van Jones and Buddhist teacher Lama Tsomo on “Love & Change”
  • Metta Practice for a Troubled Time
  • bell hooks: “When Love Is the Ground of Our Being”
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George Saunders: Kindness Goes Viral

AND MUCH MORE!

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Metta meditation is not a magical spell you can cast to produce a state of utopian bliss. It is not a cure-all for oppression and the unequal distribution of power and privilege.
     Metta meditation doesn’t work like that. It’s about being determined, courageous, and patient in purifying your own mind. It is the cultivation of nonhatred and nonfear in order to become stronger, more stable, and more centered. 

Metta Practice for a Troubled Time
When our hearts are blocked due to historical pain, we suffer. In turn, I wasn’t willing to connect deeply, to risk vulnerability and have meaningful relationships with others. My vulnerability, I’d thought, was like a shield.
     But, as Nelson Mandela was fond of saying, “Resentment is like drinking poison and hoping it will kill your enemies.” It hardens our hearts and numbs our ability to feel. Forgiveness—true forgiveness—is like an antidote. 
A Simple Forgiveness Practice
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Read excerpts from this new Lion’s Roar Special Edition.

When the famed American author spoke about a personal episode that haunted him, it touched a nerve. Here, in a special Q&A, Saunders tells how his childhood “failure of kindness” led him to what really matters.

Mushim Patricia Ikeda teaches how to generate loving-kindness and good will when faced with hatred or fear.

JoAnna Hardy on how to let go of the old hurts, stories, and resentments that so often hold us back.

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