The happiness of one depends on the happiness of all. Among the methods that the Buddha taught that enables one to experience happiness of mind and wholesome attitudes to all sentient beings are the Four Immeasurable Practices and Tonglen or 'giving and taking' meditation. The Four Immeasurables are Equanimity, Sympathetic Joy, Loving-Kindness and Compassion towards ourselves and others. These boundless states can replace more narrow states of mind like fear, miserliness, jealousy and anger. Tonglen or "Giving and Taking" meditation reverses our habitual self-cherishing as we take on the suffering of others and mentally give to them our happiness and merit. As the heart opens, there is the opportunity to experience more peace, love and joy and lay the foundations for Insight. Chamtrul Rinpoche will give detailed instruction on these methods with guided meditation.
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