Pema Chodron fans may be familiar with a practice she encourages called “tonglen.” Tonglen practice is a wonderful way to work with difficult emotions and, as Pema Chodron says, to connect with suffering. And it’s simple. One sits quietly and breathes in the pain or difficult feelings of a situation, and breathes out relief. In with pain and difficulty, out with relief, spaciousness, good wishes, compassion.
Opening Your Heart, Expanding Your Vision