Compassion Practice

January 5th

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    Room: Zoom Online

    A weekly online practice session with Buddhist Teacher and Meditation Instructor, Tamara Bouret

    In this moment of great pause, we find ourselves facing unprecedented change, sickness, loss, isolation and grief.  Some may embrace this full stop as the beginning of better things to come while others are experiencing deep despair as their very existence is threatened.

    Living with the anxiety and fear of the unknown can be overwhelming. Not only are we concerned for ourselves and our loved ones, we are also witnessing suffering and heartbreak on a global scale. In this moment, we ask ourselves: How can we process all of these feelings and emotions and simultaneously arouse compassion for the all-pervasive suffering in the world?

    You’re invited to join us as we deepen our meditation practice and work with cultivating loving-kindness and compassion for ourselves and all beings through the meditation practice of Tonglen.

    By synchronizing body and mind through the practice of Tonglen, we learn to embrace rather than reject the unwanted and painful aspects of our experience. We can work with fear to develop greater empathy for ourselves and others. Through this practice, we become more in tune with our world and the joy and suffering of life.


    8:00-8:10am: Shamatha practice and reading of the Four Limitless Ones.

    8:10-8:35am: Guided Tonglen practice

    8:35-8:45am: Shamatha / Dedication of Merit

    8:45-9:30am: Discussion

    Download Contemplative Practice Handout

    Recommended, but not required:

    During this practice deep emotion could surface, while brief meditation instruction will be given, we recommend having some prior meditation experience. If you would like to receive in-depth meditation instruction, please visit our website schedule for our monthly Learn to Meditate classes.

    Recommended Reading:

    Tonglen —The Path of Transformation. Pema Chodron. 2001. Kalapa Publications. Available from our bookstore for $20.00.

    Please contact Tamara by e-mail. 

    The event is FREE of charge.

    Please consider making a donation in any amount, though, to help us keep these offerings free. 
    Thank you! 

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