Understanding Tonglen: The practice of giving and receiving

Understanding Tonglen: The practice of giving and receivingWe are witnessing a shift towards embodied philosophies and practices that value the holistic integration of mind and body, where care of self and others become crucial to how to live and work. This workshop presents contemplative practices based on research that aims to find ways to integrate mind/body awareness and cultivation principles and techniques into personal reflection and expression. The Contemplative Studies Centre offers a Free overview of this practice commencing Tuesday 17 May 2022


We are witnessing a shift towards embodied philosophies and practices that value the holistic integration of mind and body, where care of self and others become crucial to how to live and work. This workshop presents contemplative practices based on research that aims to find ways to integrate mind/body awareness and cultivation principles and techniques into personal reflection and expression.

We’ll take an experiential inquiry into contemplative practices originating from Eastern philosophy: the contemplative practice of Tonglen, a Tibetan Buddhist practice for cultivating compassion through a framework for self-observation to design for and from contemplative practice.

What to expect

In this workshop you will learn the contemplative practice of Tonglen, a meditation technique from Tibetan Buddhism that is focused on the cultivation of compassion. The workshop provides participants with a framework for self-observation that brings them closer to a lived experience of compassion. These frameworks include journaling, somatic snapshots and embodied drawing.

No preparatory work is necessary.

This is the first in the Contemplative Studies Centre’s ‘Tradition Deep Dive’ series, which aims to provide a deeper understanding of an element of contemplative practice or theory within a tradition.

Date: Tuesday 17 May 2022
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Host: Contemplative Studies Centre, University of Melbourne
Location: Webinar
Cost: Free
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