• I have seen that there are a number of people who benefit from doing loving kindness meditation, either prior to or along with mindfulness meditation. It varies from person to person of course, but for many, their practice of mindfulness will bring along old habits of self-judgment and ruthless criticism, so it is not actually mindfulness.

    "A conversation with meditation teacher and co-founder of Insight Meditation Society: Sharon Salzberg". Interview with Nancy Alder,