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Tonglen is Tibetan for 'giving and taking' (or sending and receiving), and refers to a meditation practice found in Tibetan Buddhism. Practical aspects on this - History - References. 24 Jul - 5 min - Uploaded by Omega Institute for Holistic Studies A leading exponent of teachings on meditation and how they apply to everyday life, Pema. 13 Sep - 21 min - Uploaded by Live Sonima There's a lot of suffering out there. We know that, and many of us want to do something about it.
Pema Chödrön teaches us Tonglen, “sending and taking,” an ancient Buddhist practice to awaken compassion. When it comes to the art of meditation, there are so many different practices, approaches and techniques that are often used interchangeably in. Tonglen meditation has not been studied, specifically and exclusively, as thoroughly as other forms of meditation. Yet it has much in common.
What is Tonglen meditation and why should you consider practicing it? Get the lowdown on Tonglen meditation and its holistic benefits right here. The practice of Tonglen or Giving and Receiving is done to develop our compassion and our ability to be present for our own suffering and the suffering of others. Here (below) she talks about tonglen practice, one of the fundamental meditation practices of Buddhism as taught by Chogyam Trungpa. Tonglen—the Tibetan practice of “sending and receiving”—can be put to use in everyday situations, according to American Buddhist nun Pema Chodron.