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Taking on the suffering of others

Taking on the suffering of others

A series of commentaries on Mind Training Like Rays of the Sun by Nam-kha Pel, a disciple of Lama Tsongkhapa, given between September 2008 and July 2010.

  • Beginning of the section on compassion
  • How to meditate on taking the suffering of sentient beings
    • How this can be difficult because we don’t want to take on any amount of suffering
    • Starting with taking on the suffering that you will experience in the future
    • How this can familiarize the mind with taking on suffering

MTRS 35: Compassion—taking the suffering of living beings (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.