June 4, 2020

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A Meditation For Compassion

Amid the fear, the guilt, the hate, and the uncertainty that has exploded this past week, I chose to postpone the content I had scheduled. 

I decided that a Tonglen meditation, which is a meditation to cultivate compassion, was more appropriate. 

This practice is not to “spiritually bypass” or pretend that meditation is the answer to what is happening. I do wholly believe, however, that we must nurture the seeds of our own compassion, so that when we engage politically and humanly, we can do so from a place of wisdom, compassion, understanding, and clarity. 

In the video below, I give a brief background of the Tonglen practice — but if you would like to read more about it, here is a great resource

May we continue to practice listening. 

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