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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