The Tibetan Buddhist practice of tonglen, which translates as “sending and receiving,” is a powerful compassion practice. We learn to work with our mind in the middle of our own pain by connecting with others’ suffering. We remember that others are experiencing the same or even worse pain and that leads to an open, kind heart.

You can read more the article of our Karunika Beth Patterson Practicing Compassion for OthersBelow you can find an audio-file with a guided Tonglen practice by Beth. May this be helpful. 

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Buddhism

Celebrating Chötrul Düchen 2024

Please join NB Vancouver for celebrating Chötrul Düchen. Mitra Lee Worley will begin the celebration with online reflections on this auspicious occasion.

Chötrul means “Miracles” and Düchen means “Great Occasion.” This holiday celebrates Buddha Shakyamuni’s fifteen consecutive days of teachings and miracles, which deepened the spiritual realization and devotion of his students.

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Awakening

Introduction to Buddhism Course: The Life of the Buddha and the Spiritual Journey (offered by NB Colorado March 2024)

Are we genuinely interested in searching for the truth and deeper meaning of life? What does it mean to be on a spiritual journey? And how can we learn from Prince Siddhartha’s own journey, who came to be known as the Buddha or the Awakened One?

Our local sangha Nalandabodhi Colorado will start a new Introduction to Buddhism Course which takes us to the very heart of the spiritual path. Please join us in exploring our mind’s innate nature of wisdom and compassion.

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