Compassion and Tonglen (Online)
with Dhi Good
March 29 / 9:30 AM - March 29 / 11:30 AM
9:30 - 10:00 AM Group Meditation Practice
10:00 - 11:00 Dharma Talk and Tonglen
11:00 - 11:30 CommuniTea
Group meditation instruction will be offered at 9:30 AM.
Shastri Good will offer a dharma teaching and lead us in tonglen, a practice to awaken compassion.
Here is the Zoom link for Sunday morning. Please join us a few minutes early to check your video/audio settings.
In Tibetan, lo means "mind" or "intellect"; jong means "training" or "application." Therefore, lojong means "mind training," referring to the mahayana teaching of mind training in seven points, handed down from Dharmakirti and Atisha.
One element of lojong is the formal sitting practice of tonglen. Using the breath, we practice 'giving' or 'sending' (tong) happiness and wellbeing and 'receiving' or 'taking' (len) pain and suffering.
Another element is working with lojong slogans, which deal both with meditation and post-meditation experience.
Along with formal practice, both tonglen and lojong slogans can be used in real life situations.
This Tricycle article by Pema Chödröon provides an introduction to tonglen: Tonglen on the Spot.