Meditators of loving-kindness receive specific benefits. The Buddha enumerated eleven: “I will teach you eleven benefits. What are the eleven benefits? They sleep comfortably and wake up comfortably. They will not have un-virtuous dreams. People adore them. Nonhuman beings adore them. Gods protect them. They will not be harmed by fire, poison, or weapons. Their minds will always be joyful. Their faces will be clear. Their minds will be at peace when they die. They will be reborn in celestial realms because of their mindfulness [of morality].” Source: The Heart of Unconditional Love
About Tulku Thondup
Tulku Thondup Rinpoche was born in Golok, Eastern Tibet. At the age of five, every aspect of his life changed suddenly and dramatically. He was recognized as the reincarnation of Khenpo Konchog Dronme (Khenpo Kome)...[Read More]
Loving-kindness is the thought of wishing total happiness for others and putting that wish into practice. It is the thought of unconditioned, pure, and universal love towards all beings without attachment, self-centeredness, or expectation of rewards.
The Heart of Unconditional Love
The unconditional love that we all long for can be experienced in the practice of loving-kindness. In this popular form of meditation, the love inherent to our own nature is gradually expanded until it embraces infinite beings.Learn More
The Healing Power of Mind
This book is an invitation to awaken the healing power of mind through inspiring images and sounds, mindful movements, positive perceptions, soothing feelings, trusting confidence, and the realization of openness.Learn More
This book offers simple meditation techniques to awaken healing energies in the body and mind.Learn More
In the Golok province of Eastern Tibet, where I was born and grew up, I knew many older laymen and laywomen who joyfully and vigorously prayed with unreserved devotion to the Buddha of Loving-Kindness and enjoyed heartfelt blessings. Many of them were illiterate, in the Western sense. But in reality, they not only knew how to recite all the essential prayers and pray with true love for mother-beings and devotion to the Buddha, but they also did so sometimes more earnestly than many well-educated monks and nuns. Yet many of these laypeople knew very little about the fancy interpretations and complex meanings of...
For a novice like me, there is no other way to enter the Dharma than by grasping on to virtuous objects and deeds at the beginning. Meditating on loving-kindness will initially be dualistic. But that’s what enables us to start because that’s where most of us beginners are. Remember, even if it is dual, it is still positive. And positive gradually leads to perfection, as we release the tightness of our mental grip of grasping and obsessions of our wants and needs. So meditations that start with positive dualistic grasping are indispensable to our eventually perfecting realization. Source: The Heart of...