Developing Love and Compassion

Living a life of love and compassion is an ideal for us all, but how do we even start on such a path? The great Indian Buddhist master Atisha gives us an outline in his text, “A Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment.” Thrangu Rinpoche begins explaining this text by showing how caring for others (love) and wishing for their freedom from suffering (compassion) begins our development of new life habits. Sending and Receiving Meditation (also called “Tong-Len”) is taught in this lesson.