How to Practice Random Kindness and Genuine Compassion

kindness flower ~ From a talk given by Rinpoche given at California Institute of Integral Studies on Nov. 16th , 2005 ~

We have to think about integrating the compassion with activities, in other words compassion in action.

You have to go out and reach other people in the world and practice cultivating loving kindness in action. There are many ways that you can practice compassion.in action. It doesn't always have to be a big deal like joining the peace corps or going to some remote area in Asia or Africa.

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How to Perform Tonglen Meditation and Compassion Sadhana

a monk in meditation ~ From a talk given by Rinpoche given at California Institute of Integral Studies on Nov. 16th , 2005 ~

There is another meditation called Tonglen, a method of working with breath and exchanging your happiness for the suffering of others.

To do this you can either visualize all beings in front of you or you can single out one person who is in great turmoil, a friend in the hospital or someone who is having difficulty or hardship, someone who is lonely or angry. You can visualize one or two people or you can visualize all of the people in Iraq or Africa.

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