Tonglen & the Four Immeasurables

© 2006 Lama Tharchin Rinpoche, © 2020 Lama Tharchin Rinpoche Heritage Foundation (NEW for 2020)

Running Time: 2 hr 23 min

Available Formats: mp3 audio download or stream for free on SoundCloud

Oral translation by Ngawang Zangpo

In Winter 2006, as part of his Open Secret Bookstore teaching series, Lama Tharchin Rinpoche used a concise prayer as the basis for presenting how Buddhist practitioners accumulate merit and wisdom through training in the Six Paramitas (the transcendent perfections of generosity, ethical conduct, patience, diligence, meditation, and wisdom) and meditating upon the four immeasurable attitudes of love, compassion, joy, and equanimity. Rinpoche teaches how, by engaging in the key practices of the Mahayana path along with making the vast bodhisattva aspiration to gain awakening for the benefit of all sentient beings, we can accomplish both short-term happiness and the lasting happiness of fully awakened buddhahood for ourselves and all beings.

Photo by Myron Berney, Lama Tharchin Rinpoche in Honolulu, July 2011.



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