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Mon, 27 Apr


a day retreat

Moving Through the World with an Open Heart

A day retreat exploring the practice of Tonglen, with meditation, movement and voice

Moving Through the World with an Open Heart
Moving Through the World with an Open Heart

Times & Location

27 Apr 2020, 18:30 – 11 Oct 2020, 11:43

a day retreat


Tonglen is a meditation practice centered around compassion in response to the sufferings of the world. The word 'tonglen' means "to send out and to receive". The practice is closely related to the training of the Bodhisattva, whose heart opens unconditionally to all life and all living beings.

Pema Chödrön says: "All sentient beings without exception inherent tenderness of the heart, its natural tendency to love and care for others. But over time, in order to shield ourselves from feeling pain and discomfort, we have erected solid barriers that cover up our tenderness and vulnerability."

In these uncertain times, full of change and, sometimes, fear, how can we remain open and become still when we are truly aware of the sorrows around us? How can we, without closing ourselves off, be fully present here in this moment, and experience that we too are a part of the world?

This day retreat is an introduction to Tonglen's practice in a form that involves the body and voice. We will be using movement improvisation and meditation. No prior experience is necessary. You can expect to experience joy on this event!

The morning and evening sessions will give the context to the main practice, which will be introduced in the afternoon.

These workshops are offered by Dharma Toolkit/ Buddhist Centre Online. Please follow this link to read more and to book.

First daily session (1.5 hrs): USA PST 01:00 | México 03:00 | USA EST 04:00 | IE & UK 09:00 | Europe CET 10:00 | India 14:30 | Australia AEST 20:00 | New Zealand NZST 22:00

Second daily session (2.5 hrs): USA PST 05:30 | México 07:30 | USA EST 08:30 | IE & UK 13:30 | Europe CET 14:30 | India 19:00 | Australia AEST 00:30 (next day) | New Zealand NZST 02:30 (next day)

Third daily session (1.5 hrs): USA PST 10:30 | México 12:30 | USA EST 13:30 | IE & UK 18:30 | Europe CET 19:30 | India 00:00 (next day) | Australia AEST 05:30 (next day) | New Zealand NZST 07:30 (next day)

Image by Joshua Woroniecki from Pixabay

Suggested donation for the series: £20-35 | $25-45 | €25-40

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