On February 25, 2022, Lama Liz Monson offered a message regarding the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. In it, she mentioned three practices that can help during this world crisis and any time of trouble. Natural Dharma Fellowship would like to offer recordings of these practices which can be beneficial both for this specific world crisis as well as for any times of struggle in your own personal lives.
“It is extremely important to remember that each and every one of us has the capacity to face these struggles, to hold them in compassionate care, and to reach beyond our self-focus to include others in our fields of love and wisdom.” — Lama Liz Monson, Natural Dharma Fellowship.”
Read Lama Liz’s full message here.
Three Compassion Practices
Bringing in the suffering of the world of those around us and beyond, and sending out whatever healing and protection from fear we can muster.
Compassionate Presence to Feelings
Holding our own reactivity, fear, and grief in an arena of love and acceptance.
Open Awareness Practice
Relaxing any tension or grasping into the vast openness of our innate nature, the space from which our natural capacity for extending care is already always flowing.
Additional Teachings & Practices to Explore
- Lama Willa Blythe Baker teaches on Loving Awareness (Dharma Sunday | 12/12/21)
- Visiting teacher Zoe Logan Morris guides Tonglen Meditation (Monday Night Meditation | 1/17/22)
- Fierce Compassion: Keeping an Open Heart in Troubled Times: Lama Willa and Lama Liz explored what it means to transform adversity into awakening; how to keep our hearts open when fear and aggression seem to dominate the discourses around us.