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Welcome to our Meditation Resources section. On these pages we offer videos, articles and teachings to assist and enhance our meditation practice, and help us recognize the ordinary magic of every-day life. 

We are delighted to start this section with a wonderful article on the compassion practice of tonglen by Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, and two videos on meditation. The first is a guided introduction to sitting meditation by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, head of the Shambhala Buddhist lineage. The second is a practice session of tonglen with renowned Buddhist teacher Pema Chodron.


Tonglen: The Practice of Giving and Taking by Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

Excerpt: Tonglen reverses the pattern of self-cherishing that is the knot of our personal suffering. Using breathing as the basis, tonglen opens our hearts to those things we would rather avoid and encourages us to share what we would rather keep for ourselves.  Read more...


Learning to Meditate, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Shambhala.
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche guides us in basic meditation practice.

An Introduction to Tonglen Meditation, a practice of compassion.
Pema Chodron teaches tonglen at the Omega Institute.

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