Tonglen Practice: A two-day urban retreat at KCC
Led by Zopa Herron and Tim Campbell
"Like the earth, water, wind, and fire, medicinal herbs and trees in the wilderness, may I always be an object of enjoyment for all beings just as they wish."
"May I be beloved of beings and may they be more beloved to me than myself. May their negative deeds ripen upon me and may all my virtue, without exception, ripen upon them."
-- Verses from Nagarjuna’s Precious Garland
Tonglen (giving and taking) is a powerful practice of deep and joyful compassion coupled with ultimate wisdom. This method comes from the Seven Point Mind Training teachings, based on experiences of revered masters such as Nagarjuna, Shantideva and Langri Tampa. Tonglen profoundly challenges our habitual, self-centered experience which is founded on delusion. It is a potent method of developing Bodhicitta, the fully awakened, joyful heart.
If this method of developing the Bodhisattva Mind speaks to you, please join us. This will be a silent, non-residential retreat. We will meet from 9-4pm each day. As you are able, you will be encouraged to carry forth the silent retreat in your own home as best you can from 4pm Friday, November 15th up to the next morning, when you return on Saturday. Please let your family or roommates know you plan to be quiet and practice that evening, if that can work for you all.
If you can only come to part of the retreat, please let Zopa know ahead of time at email@example.com. You will be welcomed.