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EveryBodhi Podcast

Nov 10, 2021

Jampal Norbu explores the application of tonglen within everyday life - especially in relationship to oneself. The tenth verse of lojong, “Begin the sequence of taking with oneself“, is a potent slogan for caregivers who know what is required to relate with the suffering of those around them. This verse is the first...


Sep 21, 2021

Jampal Norbu explores the necessity of mind training as a living practice through developing a deeper understanding of the lojong slogans. The diligent application of self reflection and the nature of mind will lead us to experience freedom from ego attachment and the afflictive emotions. It is, however, up to...


Aug 19, 2021

Jampal Norbu examines how dharma practice is meant to transform negative emotions. The goal of a Buddhist path is to transform negative states of mind instead of avoiding or denying them. The path to freedom begins with simple sitting practice which allows us to identify neurotic states of mind. With some stabilization...


Aug 2, 2021

Jampal Norbu shares his personal reflections on tonglen practice, the exchange of self for others. By emphasizing bodhichitta, and the teachings on the four noble truths, Jampal looks at the qualities of tonglen practice, which have made the greatest impact on him. Theme music by Matt Quentin


Jun 29, 2021

Renowned author and meditator Ani Pema Chodron answers questions and gives advice on the practice of tonglen. Tonglen is the exchange of self for others and is considered one of the greatest practices within Mahayana Buddhism. With characteristic good humor and kindness Ani Pema addresses the difficulties of the...