Gehlek Rinpoche on the practice of tonglen, the way to awaken bodhimind by doing exactly the opposite of what your ego wants.
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.
“Accepting and sending out” is a powerful meditation to develop compassion—for ourselves and others. Ethan Nichtern teaches Tonglen practice.
Rather than try to escape from painful feelings, Alixa Doom started practicing tonglen at her job at a psychiatric hospital.
Emily Strasser visits with a Tibetan monk in India who’s putting tonglen meditation into practice to help the children in his community.
Judy Lief teaches us the practice of tonglen – a mindfulness technique that intakes the suffering of others and replaces it with compassion.
Buddhist teacher Pema Chödrön and novelist Alice Walker on how tonglen meditation practice opens our heart, expands our vision, and plants the seeds of love in our lives.