Tonglen – taking and giving — is powerful. With the in-breath, in the form of dark smoke, breathe in the suffering of all living beings. At the end of the in-breath immediately transform it into light-love-wisdom energy. Then breathe out filling all living beings including yourself with that light-love-wisdom energy. Repeat this many times. Do this especially when you are hurting, but also when you are feeling happy. This is a wonderful practice at the time of your death.
Often we get stuck in a funk. We are paralyzed and taken over by insecurity. We cannot accomplish anything. Nor can we just relax and be. Trying to push out of it just drains us. […]
The process of dying according to Buddhist Mahayana tradition involves 8 stages. Each stage has signs on the outside and inside. Only the dying person can witness the inner visions. The first stage is when […]