Swami Tommy's Meditations to Move You

Podcast #49: Create Space for Compassion

May 09, 2020 Brad Season 3 Episode 49
Swami Tommy's Meditations to Move You
Podcast #49: Create Space for Compassion
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Swami Tommy's Meditations to Move You
Podcast #49: Create Space for Compassion
May 09, 2020 Season 3 Episode 49
Brad

In this episode, Swami Tommy briefly explains the four stages of tonglen practice: 1) rest the mind so it feels spacious and clearly aware; 2) work with texture (such as heavy and hot) so that the deep feelings you experience are more clear and concrete, and as such, easier to connect to and then release; 3) identify a specific personal situation in which there is pain/suffering occurring with which you will practice the in and out breath, such as inhale sad and exhale glad; and 4) expand your sense of spaciousness around the pain/suffering so that you connect with all others who need to be free from suffering. We are all in this together.

The compassionate heart wants all beings to be free from suffering. The wounded heart wants revenge or justice or righteousness to be delivered to the perceived enemy with more pain. "More pain (for them), more gain (for me)" goes the distorted thinking of the wounded mind. Let's heal together through compassion, shall we?

Show Notes

In this episode, Swami Tommy briefly explains the four stages of tonglen practice: 1) rest the mind so it feels spacious and clearly aware; 2) work with texture (such as heavy and hot) so that the deep feelings you experience are more clear and concrete, and as such, easier to connect to and then release; 3) identify a specific personal situation in which there is pain/suffering occurring with which you will practice the in and out breath, such as inhale sad and exhale glad; and 4) expand your sense of spaciousness around the pain/suffering so that you connect with all others who need to be free from suffering. We are all in this together.

The compassionate heart wants all beings to be free from suffering. The wounded heart wants revenge or justice or righteousness to be delivered to the perceived enemy with more pain. "More pain (for them), more gain (for me)" goes the distorted thinking of the wounded mind. Let's heal together through compassion, shall we?