Deep Dive into Tonglen
65 pages | PDF e-book
Tonglen meditation, or “sending and taking,” is an ancient Buddhist practice to awaken compassion. With each in-breath, we take in others’ pain. With each out-breath, we send them relief. It can be done both as a formal meditation practice or on the spot in a moment of need. Below you’ll find two different instructions for tonglen meditation, as well as personal accounts of how this practice can help us to strengthen our inherent capacity for compassion.