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Review: Taking and giving

Review: Taking and giving

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.

  • Review of the teachings that lead up to the practice of taking and giving
  • The importance of imagination in transforming the mind and practicing the bodhisattva path
  • Preparing the mind for the taking-and-giving-practice
  • What it is that we are giving and taking, and with whom
  • Making offerings of our body, possessions, and merit
  • Visualization of taking on the suffering of others

Venerable Thubten Chonyi

Ven. Thubten Chonyi is a nun in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. She has studied with Sravasti Abbey founder and abbess Ven. Thubten Chodron since 1996. She lives and trains at the Abbey, where she received novice ordination in 2008. She took full ordination at Fo Guang Shan in Taiwan in 2011. Ven. Chonyi regularly teaches Buddhism and meditation at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane and, occasionally, in other locations as well.