Taking and giving: instruction and guided meditation

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Introduction

  • Benefits of the taking and giving meditation (tonglen)
  • Equanimity and kindness
  • Disadvantages of selfishness
  • Exchanging self and others

Taking and Giving 01: Basis (download)

Reasons for the practice

  • Purpose and benefits
  • Overcoming resistance in taking on suffering
  • Steps and visualizations

Taking and Giving 02: Explanation (download)

Questions and answers

  • When to expand from yourself to others
  • How to generate compassion
  • How to apply the taking and giving practice daily

Taking and Giving 03: Q&A (download)

Guided meditation

  • Taking refuge recitation
  • Being guided to oneself
  • Expanding to others

Taking and Giving: Guided meditation(download)

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