Tonglen: Meditation for Love and Compassion

with Donald Eckler

November 3rd

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  • $20 Program Price
  • $30 Patron Price
  • Or pay what you can afford

Tonglen, the practice of sending and receiving, is a gentle step by step process for opening the heart. By embracing, rather than rejecting the unwanted and painful aspects of experience, we overcome fear and develop greater empathy for others. We are more in tune with the joy and suffering of life.

The practice of tonglen can be traced back to the great 10th century, Indian Buddhist meditation master, Atisha, and to the 12th century teacher Chekawa Yeshe Dorje who codified Atisha’s teachings into the practices known as lojong. Tonglen was introduced to the Shambhala community by Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, in the 1970’s and continued to be presented by senior teachers including Pema Chödrön who taught tonglen extensively.

This meditation workshop will teach the formal practice of tonglen as well as informal ways to take tonglen off the cushion and into our everyday lives.

For more information, contact Donald Eckler at [email protected]

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