This core meditation for our Mindful Self-Compassion program connects compassion practice with a feeling of equanimity. Loosely based on the Tibetan Buddhist Tonglen meditation, Giving and Receiving Compassion involves inviting the feeling of receiving all that you need on the inhale and giving to others on the exhale. It supports a more balanced approach to receiving and giving.

Giving and Receiving Compassion - 20 minutes

by Catherine Duffy

Headshot of Teresa Johnson, mindfulness instructor.

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These practice recordings, videos, and descriptions are provided to the community for your personal use free of charge. Our mission at Mindfulness Northwest is to make quality, teacher-supported, mindfulness and compassion training more available to communities in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. We hope you find this mindfulness practice helpful and invite you to explore our upcoming programs.

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