Sarana Institute is a charitable organization that offers mindfulness and compassion-based training. Each year, we raise funds from our community to reduce the fees for program enrollment and to provide scholarships on an “as needed” basis. In the last few years, over 90% of all funds raised were used for this purpose.
(Rev.) Andrew Blake unpacks the practice of Tonglen for us. Tonglen is considered a very deep and advanced practice, a practice and journey born by the Bodhisattvas, or those who have chosen to free themselves and all beings. Like tonglen, that journey has many stages. Here are some thoughts to meet the reality of living in a world of Covid-19, supported by the 3 Stages of Tonglen: Equality of Others, The Four Types of Exchanges, and Caring for Others More Than Oneself.