Pema Chödrön teaches us Tonglen, “sending and taking,” an ancient Buddhist practice to awaken compassion.
Laura Johnson’s eight-month-old cat died as the California wildfires destroyed nearby homes. She reflects on how her deeply personal loss opened her heart to society’s shared humanity.
Mike DeStefano’s memory is to get a much-deserved bump, thanks to the pending release of a documentary about him.
In order to have compassion for others, we have to have compassion for ourselves.
A teaching on Tonglen practice by Pema Chödrön, and how it begins by taking in our own suffering before we can help others.
An introduction to the life, books, and teachings of Pema Chödrön, one of America’s most beloved Buddhist teachers.
Gehlek Rinpoche on the practice of tonglen, the way to awaken bodhimind by doing exactly the opposite of what your ego wants.
When a car drove over her foot, Carla Beharry felt like her anger would never end. She soon learned that the only way out of suffering is through it.
Suffering is more than the first noble truth of Buddhism. To see our own and others’ suffering is the first step on the path, the birthplace of compassion. Judy Lief offers guidance on the journey.
Pema Chödrön has joined a number of other Buddhist figures in addressing the suffering in Nepal.