Workshop on Buddhist practice of Tonglen meditation set April 14

April 6, 2018

Sue Greer will lead a workshop on the Buddhist practice of Tonglen from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, April 14, at St. Peter's Parish Hall in Lewes. Tonglen is a helpful practice that can be used in everyday life. One of the fundamental enlightened ideas Buddha revealed is that all sentient beings suffer.

That being said, what does one do with one's suffering? The Tonglen practice provides a solution. It teaches one to use awareness and breath to release one's own and others' sufferings through loving kindness, or "metta." People can learn how to use personal suffering and the power of on-the-spot compassion to help bring compassion in meditation or when going about daily activities, for oneself and others.

Greer is an active member of Insight Mediation Community of Lewes and has been on a path of spiritual discovery her entire life. She has been meditating for more than 45 years and is a Bon Dzogchen practitioner through the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. She learned the practice of Tonglen from international teacher and author Pema Chodron in the early 1990s. She uses Tonglen as a support for her clients dealing with pain and personal suffering in her private practice at Quakertown Wellness in Lewes.

The suggested donation is $10. St. Peter's Parish Hall is at 211 Mulberry St. near Second Street, Lewes. For more information about the workshop, contact Carolyn Quinn at or 302-644-7650. For directions, scheduled events and weekly meditation meetings, go to