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  • Published: 15 April 1999
  • ISBN: 9781570624285
  • Imprint: Shambhala
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $32.99

Heart As Wide As The World



The Buddhist teachings have the power to transform our lives for the better, says Sharon Salzberg, and all we need to bring about this transformation can be found in the ordinary events of our everyday experiences. Salzberg distills more than twenty-five years of teaching and practicing meditation into a series of short essays, rich with anecdotes and personal revelations, that offer genuine aid and comfort for anyone on the spiritual path. Many chance moments, both small and profound, serve as the basis for Salzberg's teachings: hearing a market stall hawker calling "I have what you need!"; noting hotel guests' reactions to a midnight fire alarm; watching her teacher, Dipa Ma, bless a belligerent dog; seeing the Dalai Lama laughing uproariously at his own mistake. Each passing moment, Salzberg shows, can help us down the path toward "a seamlessness of connection and an unbounded heart."

  • Published: 15 April 1999
  • ISBN: 9781570624285
  • Imprint: Shambhala
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $32.99

About the author

Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg is a cofounder and guiding teacher of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and a cofounder of the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. She teaches meditation around the country, and has been practicing Buddhist meditation for thirty years.

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