Taraloka Retreat Centre

Introduction to Tonglen retreat

On Sat, 22 March, 2014 - 14:35
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yashobodhi
Yesterday evening Saddhanandi introduced her vision for the retreat that will be held here at Taraloka over the next week. The topic is a meditation practice called tonglen, which is a Tibetan word for receiving and sending. In this practice the breath is used to connect to one’s heart wish for the happiness of all beings.

Some highlights: Saddhanandi tells us what happened after she had been reading Doris Lessing’s novel ‘The Marriages between zones three, four and five’. She relates why she found a workman in the community’s kitchen at 8.30 am one morning. She also shares the inspiration she felt after watching a documentary called ‘The Dharma Brothers’ about a vipassana retreat held in an American high security prison.

You can also download the talk on Free Buddhist Audio here: http://www.freebuddhistaudio.com/audio/details?num=LOC1946
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