Behind The Thoughts Podcast

Behind The Thoughts Podcast

Episode 49 - Widening our circle, taking tonglen further

Last week I introduced the practice of tonglen as a way for managing pain. As I mentioned at the time, this is just one application of tonglen.

In this episode I explore how tonglen can help us to build connection with others, and with that to increase our awareness of how we are not alone in the trials that we might be going through. While this is not looking to negate any difficulties that we have in our own lives, it can help us to lessen the mental load that we are carrying, and at the same time open our heart to the struggles of others in the world.