A brief outline of tonglen, the meditation practice of taking and giving.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche explained the visualization when doing tonglen (taking and giving) meditation in this excerpt from the 26th Kopan Course.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Whatever We Feel, We Should Remember Bodhicitta
In this excerpt from the 50th Kopan Course, Lama Zopa Rinpoche discusses tonglen, the meditation practice of generating bodhicitta by taking on the suffering of others and giving them happiness.
After a short discourse on emptiness, Rinpoche teaches tong-len, or taking and giving—the meditation practice of generating bodhicitta by taking on the suffering of others and giving them happiness
Instructions on tong-len, the practice of “taking and giving"; the quickest way to generate bodhicitta and achieve enlightenment
Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave this advice on how to think when diagnosed with cancer. When we experience the cancer for the sake of all sentient beings we collect skies of merit and it brings us closer to enlightenment.
Days 1-3: Maitreya Buddha puja, teachings and meditation on Maitreya Buddha, and oral transmissions of the Maitreya mantra, Maitreya prayer and King of Prayers
A student wrote to Rinpoche asking for practices for the rest of his life. Rinpoche responded with this advice.
Teachings on the seven points of the cause and effect instruction and tong-len.
How to use depression to develop compassion and bodhicitta, and ultimately to achieve enlightenment.
Lama Yeshe: Taking Suffering and Giving Happiness
The audio recording and transcript for Chapter Seven of "Ego, Attachment and Liberation."
Teachings and meditations given by Lama Yeshe at a five-day meditation retreat in Australia.