A smile, a few friendly words, a show of concern, an offer of help—gestures of kindness not only brighten our day, they significantly help to make our relationships and interactions with others more satisfying and less problematic. Yet it's not always easy to be kind; being caught up in work and responsibilities often leaves no time to think of others, and if our feelings are dominated by anger, jealousy, or pride, being kind is the last thing we feel like doing. Tibetan Buddhist nun Kathleen McDonald here offers a wealth of powerful meditation techniques to activate the heart of kindness within us all in a modern and motivating interpretation of traditional practices.
"Kathleen McDonald is a remarkably skilled meditation teacher. In this precious gem of a book, she shows us how to open our hearts into deepest solidarity with others and thereby uncover our truest selves."—John Makransky