Meditations for a kind heart [the healing power of cherishing others]

Sound recording - 2011

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COMPACT DISC/294.344/Meditations
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[United States?]. : Tharpa Pub c2011.
1st American ed
Item Description
"This CD contains simple contemplation and visualization meditations that can be practiced by everyone. Guided by an experienced meditator with a soothing voice, these meditiations are designed to help us increase our love and compassion for others. A 16-page explanatory booklet is included"--Cover.
"Simple meditations for everyday life, derived from the Buddhist tradition"--Cover.
Physical Description
1 compact disc (35 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 16 p. booklet
  • Cherishing others (10 min.)
  • Taking away suffering (13 min.)
  • Giving happiness (12 min.).
Review by Library Journal Review

This disc focuses on an unusual category of meditation-that of meditating in hopes of increasing others' well-being. The first meditation is titled "Cherishing Others" and proposes that we must concentrate on wishing for others that they be free from suffering. The last two pieces are titled "Taking Away Suffering" and "Giving Happiness." These are essentially the same as the first, with a few variations in wording. Being unselfish in one's meditative practices is the key here. The unnamed narrator has a mellow and soothing voice. The production inserts many long pauses for the listener to focus thoughts on the narrator's suggestion. An accompanying booklet includes the text of the meditations and a discussion of how ours is a self-centered world. The production would have been improved by creating three separate meditations with more obvious differences rather than essentially repeating the same meditation three times.-B. Allison Gray, Santa Barbara P.L., Goleta Branch, CA (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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