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Taking and giving: instruction and guided meditation


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)

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.