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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