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.
This will be a silent retreat. We will meet from 9:00am - 4:00pm each day with short opportunities to engage in self-guided practice once you learn the methods. It will be supportive for you and others if you can attend the entire retreat. (Please email Zopa at email@example.com to discuss a shorter time, if needed).
Participants are encouraged to carry forth the silent retreat during lunch breaks and at home between sessions, from Friday evening to Saturday morning when the group returns to Zoom. This will enhance individual practice and support the efforts of the whole group.
Please join us for a two-day immersion in this potent compassion practice.