Category: Tonglen Meditation

Tonglen by Tulku Tsori Rinpoche

 

So by taking 3 breaths in and out.

We take a breath in.

 

When we take a breath in — visualizing that all the mother beings out there suffering

Visualize something like this

Everyone is in the ocean…drowning.

 

One another — on top of each other — stepping on each other — almost looks like deceiving each other and killing each other and stealing each other.

All kinds of negative.

And I am here — so fortunate to be able to recognize those — and how can I help them — these mother beings?

 

And visualize that way.

And take one breath in — visualizing I’m taking all dark smoke from this world.

Keep the breath as long as possible.

And visualize that when

 

Taking all the breath in — visualize all the negativities from all the mother beings —  dark black smoke we are taking in

And visualize you are taking down and pushing down in your stomach.

And visualize that everything is rotating with your sickness and suffering and all the negativities.

And visualize that it became one.

And then, relieve.

 

We take the second breath.

 

We’ll do the same thing.

We’ll take whatever leftover there in this Universe.

Whatever left over of dark smoke, dark negativities.

We’ll take inside.

And do the same thing.

 

We’ll take whatever is left over

Visualize that it all get together.

And then…

 

Each breath you stay as long as you can.

The end of the breath — the last one.

You take a breath in.

Visualize tiny little things.

Whatever leftover — taking in.

And then relieve.

 

Nothing left in this Universe.

And then…visualize yourself.

Your body became crystal clear.

Like don’t think of those organs and heart and liver and all those things.

 

Think your body became like a crystal.

You can see thought it.

Nothing left.

All empty.

Clean.

 

Visualize in the front of you — in a space.

Visualize a Buddha….Shatamuta Buddha image.

From this Shatamutta Buddha image…

Don’t visualize like a picture, painted picture.

Or solid — some kind of statue.

 

Visualize like a RAMBO-type.

If you want to grab, there is nothing to grab.

But still it exists.

Make it appear something like that.

And visualize that incredible, you know, image, that is full of color.

 

From his forehead — very sharp light — a very sharp, bright light.

From his forehead to your forehead.

And that sharp, bright light — is never seen such a light like that.

That much brightness

Shoots at our forehead.

 

And visualize that dropping the nectar in our body.

From throat to the leg and up.

Visualizing slowly — it’s filing up the pure nectar of blessing from the Buddha’s.

And visualize that its filling up and up and up.

And flowing up.

Flowing outside.

 

And purifying everything and cleaning up.

And it’s blowing like it’s

Becoming bigger and bigger and bigger.

Similar

Bigger and bigger and bigger.

And all countless pores that we have in our body.

Those pores are opening.

 

And visualize each and every detail — single pores are opening like a flower

Countless flowers throughout our body.

And visualize that each and every single flower shooting countless from ten directions from our body.

Shooting a spark light.

Countless spark light.

 

Shooting throughout all ten directions towards all those mother beings whom you’ve taken all their negativities.

Now you’re shooting the positive, compassion, unconditional love and compassion towards them.

Through the Buddha’s blessing

Power of your compassion.

 

And it shoots in the center chest of their heart.

once it shoots, you know like, —shhooooooomp — unconcious type.

And regain of concious.

New one.

Like new life.

 

Transform into enlightened.

Instantly when they receive that light.

Shoots in their heart and they transform into enlightened beings.

And they are all doing the same thing to

Transforming yourself into a countless

 

And they are doing the same thing benefiting many other sentient beings.

And visualize summer.

So enjoying.

And they’re dancing, singing.

 

Visualize that there are so many raining with the flowers.

All the Buddha’s and Boddhistatvas are so happy, fulfilled  by what practice you have done.

And you think yourself “How fortunate I am.” How fortunate I am  that i’m born as a human being.’ And not only human being but I coudl touched with this Buddha dharma. And I found this great paththat leadsa me to this great compassion, lovingkindness towards other sentient beings.

And rejoice yourself, “How fortunate i am to be able to do this.”

 

And visualize that i wish that truly in my future life i gain this power of compassion and I am able to benefit all the countless mother beings that are suffering out there.

 

Rejoice yourself.

Enjoy that moment.

What a wonderful life.

How fortunate I am.

 

Stay in that moment. And enjoy.

And then, after some time, visualize that the flowers.

dissolve back to our body.

 

And then visualize that light also dissolve back to the Buddha’s image.

And that Buddha image that we have made appear in this space

in this empty space.

 

Visualize that dissolve back into one tiny light and disolve by itself into space.

And then I would like you guys to visualize in that empty space and stay in that empty space for a few minute.

 

So that way — we can start our day.

That way — we will never hate anyone.

Because — the day begin from your compassion practice.

 

All beings are our mother beings.

And we can be able to maintain our tolerance, patience with our kind mother beings.

And then think of your Lama, your spiritual master.

And pray and dedicate all of those whatever good deed you have done today.

Just dedicate to all the mother beings.

Tonglen by Pema Chödrön

 

 

So begin with just a śamatha vipassana.

 

Begin with just — listen to the gong and let your mind rest in this sense of openness and stillness.

Begin to breathe in. Completely and fully.

Taking in dark, heavy, hot feeling of claustrophobia.

Just taking it completely into your being.

Breathing out — light, cool, and refreshing.

 

Radiating it out throughout this whole room.

Across the mountains.

Letting it dissolve out all over the world.

And breathing in and out again.

Dark, heavy and hot.

 

Taking it in completely.

Breathing out light, cool, and refreshing.

Radiating it out.

360 degrees.

 

Do this until it really feels synchronized with the breath.

Heaviness, darkness coming in.

The freshness, lightness going out.

 

Take a very deep in-breath.

Relax —- an expansive out-breath.

 

Opening your being to the dark, and heavy, and painful — as you breathe in.

Just open to it as you breath in.

Then just let go and send out a sense of freshness, light.

 

Then when you feel ready, move onto a very real situation

Begin to do Tonglen for another person.

Suggesting that you do it for someone very close to you.

 

Particularly a family member.

Breathing in — with the wish that they be free of suffering — and sending them out — the wish that they have happiness and whatever would make them happy.

Breathing in— with the wish that they be free of suffering — taking in their suffering — sending out the sense of relief, spaciousness, happiness to them.

 

And then as soon as possible

Extend that further to all the people who are in the same situation as your family member.

 

If something gets in the way and this isn’t possible.

Keep this practice real by just shifting the attention and doing Tonglen with the feeling that’s blocking you.

And just breathe that in and own that feeling completely for yourself and all the other people in the same boat as you.

And breathe out relief for yourself and all the others.

 

Have a feeling of completely opening your heart and mind when you breathe in.

There’s no place for anything to get stuck.

You just open so wide as you breathe in that there’s no place for anything to get stuck.

And then just send that same openness outward.

Send it out to them.

 

 

Say this person’s name.

Visualize their face if that helps to make it more real and bring up the feelings more strongly.

 

When you hear this gong then slowly move back tośamatha vipassana,