Suffering Is Part of Life: Getting Closer to the Balm of Acceptance

By Sharon Salzberg

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, June 2011

The author, cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts, states that while some people will begin spiritual training when faced with a health crisis or a situation of extreme suffering, it is certainly far better to begin in ordinary times, when conditions aren't so hard. Then, when we really need it, that inner strength has been cultivated, and our ability to exhibit love and compassion for ourselves and others is much closer at hand.

Topic: Buddhism, Spirituality, Health and Healing

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.41/no.681

Page Number(s): 12

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Salzberg, Sharon. Suffering Is Part of Life: Getting Closer to the Balm of Acceptance. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. June 2011: 12. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=11717


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