Give and Take Ride the Breath (Tib. Tong-Len)

In Buddhism, Dharma Teachings, Lectures, Tsony by Tsony

The function of the practice is to:

Reduce selfish attachment.

Increase a sense of renunciation.

Purify karma by giving and helping develop and expand loving-kindness and bodhicitta.

The practice of Tonglen involves all of the Six Perfections:

Giving, ethics, patience, joyous effort, concentration and wisdom.

These are the practices of a Bodhisattva.