Love on Every Breath illuminates the practice of Tonglen meditation, a powerful Tibetan Buddhist technique for enhancing compassion, spiritual growth, and overall well-being so each of us can find the beauty and love that resides in each and every heart.
Love on Every Breath, or Tonglen, is a seven-step meditation for anyone who wants to nourish and open their heart. An ancient and profound meditation that has been practiced in isolated mountain retreats in the Himalayas for centuries, it is now available to us in the modern world.
Lama Palden Drolma, a Western teacher trained by Tibetan Buddhist masters and also schooled in contemporary psychotherapy, introduces readers to the meditation in this powerful, user-friendly book. She walks readers step-by-step through the meditation, from beginning issues of sitting with awareness and focusing on the breath to taking in and extending love.
Real-life challenges of sadness, anger, and overwhelm are addressed with "On-the-Spot" versions of the meditation. Love on Every Breath is a meditation that changes our experience in the moment -- and changes our lives.