Compassion is the seed which, fully developed, results in perfect Enlightenment. Tonglen is a simple and effective method to develop Compassion in all its aspects. This is a self-initiated, self-driven practice which can be done any time, any place. These Tonglen practice sessions provide the serious student time to focus on this mind training element, to create skill in the practice and to integrate the practice of Compassion into one’s life.
In the first half hour, instruction (7:00-7:30pm) will be provided as part of a structured practice. The following hour (7:30-8:30pm) will be free-form and students can focus either on Tonglen meditation or Shamatha meditation: each develops Compassion.
Dates: Friday, October 4, November 1 and (most) future first Fridays
Location: Sakya Monastery Shrine Room
Free, donations accepted