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Meditating to generate love and compassion

Meditating to generate love and compassion

Part of a series of teachings on The Easy Path to Travel to Omniscience, a lamrim text by Panchen Losang Chokyi Gyaltsen, the first Panchen Lama.

  • Meditation to generate heart-warming love for all beings
  • Explanation of the meditation to generate compassion
  • Compassion for others based only on manifest physical dukkha is limited, compassion based on the dukkha of change and pervasive conditioned dukkha is needed to expand our compassion to all beings
  • The difference between compassion and pity

Easy Path 38: Love and compassion (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.