Posted by: Upāsaka | 07/05/2017

A Powerful Tonglen Practice

On the in-breath, we unconditionally welcome all the pains of the six realms of existence. These enter us as black smoke that, without resistance, we allow to flow toward the heart chakra. At the very moment the smoke touches the center of our being, our energy of compassion transforms this energy of suffering. The smoke becomes light. The pain becomes bliss. And we breathe out this bliss, and we completely offer, without reservation, our happiness, and the causes of our happiness, to all beings.

-Phakyab Rinpoche


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