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Training in Love and Compassion: Aligning Our Hearts and Minds


Phakchok Rinpoche shares his own technique for the second step of compassion training. Here he demonstrates how he uses hand gestures to accompany his words. We can recite, “May all beings have happiness. May all beings be free from suffering”. Watch the video to see how we can coordinate our hands. Rinpoche remarks that using gestures this way allows the body to help regulate our emotions. Speaking aloud the words gives them the role of a teacher. And then our minds follow the words like a student. We are aligning our bodies, hearts and minds in this practice. It takes time for our hearts to open in this way. We aren’t using logic or reasoning. We just repeat the words without any expectation or preconceptions. Trust the process!

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