Tonglen is the practice of drawing in suffering and sending out healing. In this practice, you will be guided toward making contact and leaning into the difficulties and sending out into the heart of the world healing and peace. Using readings from Pema Chodron's When Things Fall Apart to guide you through your meditation.
Why we meditate:
Everyday life can be filled with tension and stress, at SYJ we meditate because we believe that your life is worthy of a deeper and more meaningful conversation. A conversation with your inner landscape and a deeper connection to the essence of you and not the anxious debilitating thoughts and narratives that keep us from experiencing a life deeply seated in presence. We meditate so that we may know more about the gift of our own embodiment.
We meditate to quiet our minds so that we find spaciousness and in that spaciousness, we learn to trust the wisdom that lies within. It’s kind of like unearthing a jewel that’s been hidden inside yourself.