Compassion for Ukraine – Daily Tonglen Gathering

Format: 30 minute session (shamatha and Tonglen) + Discussion.

Daily at 11:00 AM Eastern – Click Here for a Time Zone Converter

NEW: “NEWS and UPDATES’ page

For the most recent news and updates regarding this practice offering, please go to (and bookmark) this site:

The site you’re on now will remain a handy place to find the Zoom link and share the practice with others. Resources such as the latest practice ‘news’, ways to give, additional resources and upcoming special events will be found on the new site.


“Whenever you meet a situation that awakens your compassion…you can stop for a moment, breathe in any suffering you see, and breathe out a sense of relief.”
Pema Chödrön – Tonglen, the Path of Transformation

Zoom Link for ALL Sessions

Meeting ID: 838 1790 3514

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There is no cost to attend these sessions.

Recordings of Selected Sessions and Talks

View John Rockwell’s talk from Monday, August 1st, 2022 here:

Click here for Iryna Vorobiova’s presentation from July 30th, 2022

Guided meditation and talk by Dale Asrael

CLICK HERE to view a Presentation on the background and context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine by Vegan Aharonian on June 28.2022

Click Here for a short talk, guided meditation and discussion with Judith Simmer Brown, recorded June 30, 2022

Offering Generosity Beyond Tonglen

Direct Financial Support: Karme Choling is generously offering it’s PayPal account for those who wish to contribute directly to a sangha-driven assistance fund. Donate here:

International Relief Support:

Revived Soldiers – Helping wounded soldiers

Save A Life – Helping Ukrainian soldiers in Donbas region. 

Razom for Ukraine  – Tactical medical training and emergency response.

Nova Ukraine – Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine

Opportunities for Canadians:

Email List: If you wish to receive more news and updates on how to support our sangha siblings in Ukraine, please email [email protected]

Google Folder for Ukraine-Related Resources

John Rockwell and Rhiannon Wells are curating a Google Folder for Ukraine resources, including opportunities to learn about Ukraine and even learn a Ukranian ‘warrior’s cry’. You may also contribute your own resources. Click here to access the Folder.

Questions or Suggestions regarding these sessions? Email JT at [email protected]