LOVE YOUR ENEMIES by Sharon Salzberg and Robert Thurman

Both the authors of this book have had most or all of their training from within the Buddhist tradition and are teachers of the highest standing. They come from opposite poles: Sharon is an experienced practical teacher whereas Robert comes from a more academic tradition. This is a new edition of a book that came out ten years ago but there is extra content this time. Buddhism focuses a lot on dealing with anger because it’s one of the most destructive emotions and frankly it makes us unhappy. Fortunately the practice of lovingkindness is well placed to help with it in a very practical way. One of the best-known practices is to start by having lovingkindness for ourselves and then for the people we love. That’s the easy part. But where we really learn new skills is by extending it to those we are indifferent to and then ultimately to our enemies.

216pp, 216 x 135 mm, Paperback, 2023, RRP £12.99