'The Heart of Mahayana Buddhism: Exchanging Self for Others", a teaching on Tonglen, a Buddhist meditation technique, by Ven. Tenzin Gyurme Rinpoche at CKSL on Sept 13, 2009


The essence of Mahayana Buddhism is developing the mind of great love and compassion that encompasses all living beings without exception. In order to do this we  need to overcome the usual self preoccupations and tendencies.

One of the most efficient forms of training in altruism is Tonglen, a Buddhist meditation practice when one visualizes giving love, happiness and success to others and taking their suffering. This is done in conjunction with one’s breathing, for connecting with suffering —ours and that which is all around us— everywhere we go. It is a method for awakening the compassion that is inherent in each and every living being.
Tonglen reverses the usual logic of avoiding suffering and seeking pleasure and, in the process we learn how not to cling to our ego. This practice introduces us to a far larger view of reality known in Buddhism as ‘shunyata’.

Venerable Tenzin Gyurme Rinpoche will explain how to practice Tonglen, how not to be afraid of giving away all your happiness and take others unhappiness. Rinpoche will demonstrate how through one’s own suffering one can develop compassion to all living beings.

Venerable Tenzin Gyurme Rinpoche is a highly respected incarnated lama from Sera Jey Monastic University located near Mysore. A brillian student, Rinpoche has been studying Buddhist philosophy for more than 12 years by now, the teaching will be given directly in English.


Schedule: Sunday, September 13, 2009

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM            Teaching and Guided Meditation session

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM            Tea break

12:30 PM – 02:00 PM                    Teaching and Q & A

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