Lama Yeshe in Tibet

Lama Yeshe taught the practice of Tonglen, also know as Taking and Sending.  It is an excellent practice for developing Compassion.  It is always good to have an intellectual understanding of compassion but to be able to implement the practice really brings it home.  Tonglen also helps develop Equanimity as we realize how much we all have in common.  We all want to be happy and have the causes of happiness and we all want to be free of suffering and the causes of suffering.  This is a great practice that we learn on the cushion but can easily transfer to our daily lives.

The Hay River KTC Buddhist Meditation Center is located near Ridgeland, WI.  The center is dedicated to the teachings and practices of the authentic Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.  Lama Yeshe, a fully ordained monk in this tradition is the resident teacher.  See our website at