“Combatting Coronavirus Fear with Compassion” live-streamed discussion and meditation at Tse Chen Ling Center for Tibetan Buddhist Studies, March 22, 2020
We share the meditation technique of Taking and Giving (Tonglen) that soothes our own fear and anxiety through imagining how others are suffering just as we are, and sincerely wishing to help, to take away our own and others’ pain.
This discussion and meditation by Scott Snibbe for the Tse Chen Ling Center for Tibetan Buddhist studies was given via Facebook Live video stream on March 22, 2020 due to the Coronavirus/Covid-19 outbreak and the “shelter in place” order for California. The topic was also addressed in podcast Episode 8: Combatting Coronavirus Fear with Compassion.
The talk takes a secular approach to Buddhist topics, requiring no religious beliefs, as part of Tse Chen Ling’s “Taste of Buddhism” series.
Scott Snibbe is a twenty-year student of Tibetan Buddhism, whose teachers include Geshe Ngawang Dakpa, Ven. Rene Feusi, Choden Rinpoche, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Inspired by his teachers, he leads meditations that infuse the pure lineage of the Tibetan Buddhist masters with science, humor, and the realities of the modern world. A former digital artist and technology entrepreneur, Scott is the host of the meditation podcast A Skeptic’s Path to Enlightenment.