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Tonglen: Giving and Taking

I bow to the Lord of Compassion!  All sentient beings, my mothers, wish happiness; all wish to avoid suffering. If all my mothers suffer, how can this child be happy? Bless me to take away their suffering.   I take … Continue reading

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Tonglen: Exchange Meditation

“Thus have I heard (evam maya shrutam)…”  The text that follows is neither a personal opinion nor an ‘original’ presentation of Exchange Meditation (Tib. tonglen; Skt. parivartana). On the contrary, although committed to conveying these teachings in the context of … Continue reading

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