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How the Tibetan practice of taking and giving teaches compassion

Does the idea of sitting across from a friend who has a serious disease and taking in as much of their suffering as you can scare you? What if it’s a total stranger? Do you think it would hurt or that you might somehow catch their disease and suffering? The Tibetan practice known as Tonglen asks us to take those risks gladly…