Showing posts with label peace. Show all posts
Showing posts with label peace. Show all posts

Friday, August 5, 2011

Tonglen Meditation

"I choose peace instead of this" is one of my favorite lines from A Course in Miracles. I always find myself taking a deep breath whenever I utter those words. And no other meditation, I have found, is as potent as Tonglen meditation to take me to that space of peace. Whenever something comes up within me, or around me, something I see and don't like, that makes me angry, sad or makes me feel helpless, this use of the mind, the intention and the breath has a powerful way of neutralizing that.

Beloved teacher Pema Chodron is the master who introduced Tonglen to me. Here she is in this short video introducing Tonglen. Do it for as long or as short as you wish and watch yourself transform.

Pema Chodron Tonglen Meditation

She teaches us to use the God-given power of mind, breath and body to do this. I am grateful.

Creating the ability to see Wholeness