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Seeing all beings as having been our kind mother

A multi-part course based on Open Heart, Clear Mind given at Sravasti Abbey’s monthly Sharing the Dharma Day from April 2007 to December 2008. You can also study the book in depth through the Sravasti Abbey Friends Education (SAFE) online learning program.

  • When we see others as having been our mother the feeling towards them changes, there is a feeling of closeness and familiarity
  • Meditation on seeing all as equally being our mother
  • Meditation on seeing friends, difficult persons, and strangers as being our kind mother
  • To see all beings as having been our mother we need to get beyond the strong appearances of this life

The Easy Path 36: Seeing all beings as having been our kind mother (download)

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Albert Gerome Ramos was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. He has been incarcerated since 2005 and is currently enrolled in the North Carolina Field Minister Program. Upon graduation he plans to start programs that help incarcerated people with mental health issues, drug dependency, and those who struggle from childhood trauma. He is the author of the children's book Gavin Discovers the Secret to Happiness.

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