Tergar Interview with Lama Palden Drolma.mp4

Mingyur Rinpoche’s lovely staff person Kunsang Palmo did a video interview with me for his organization that I’m forwarding on to you. I had a great time discussing Mahamudra and other topics with her.

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Lama Palden Drolma on the Transplantation of Buddhism to the West

Interview by Andrew Holecek for his Edge of Mind podcast.

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Meditations on Buddhanature

Read a short article I wrote for BuddhaDharma magazine. It is on the relationship of Tonglen and Buddha Nature.

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Ep27: Lama Palden – Mystic of Sukhasiddhi – Guru Viking Interviews 

In this episode I talk with Lama Palden, author and Lama in both the Shangpa and Karma Kagyu lineages of Tibetan Buddhism.

We learn about Lama Palden’s childhood memories of past reincarnations, and how a spontaneous experience of Jesus healed her of early trauma.

We hear stories of powerful personal encounters with some of 20th century’s most renowned lamas, including Kalu Rinpoche, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, and the 16th Karmapa.

We also explore details of Lama Palden’s 3 year retreat under the guidance of her guru Kalu Rinpoche, and explore dire warnings from Tibetan masters about the future of humanity and what we can do to help.

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Use This Ancient Tibetan Meditation to Transmute Pain into Joy with Lama Palden 

Host and Founder  Aditya Jaykumar Iyer  |  Episode 324

Do you want to learn about Tibetan meditation to experience more peace, tranquility and happiness?

Then you’re going to LOVE today’s episode!

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Get up Nation with Bill Biddick interviews Lama Palden Drolma

Inspired during the process of writing the book Get Up: The Art of Perseverance by former MLB player Adam Greenberg and Ben Biddick, this podcast is encouragement for resilient and positive people tenaciously seeking to live their finest lives. It’s fuel for the fire within! View the Get up Nation website.

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218 Love on Every Breath with Path 11

Path 11 Productions is a production company dedicated to making films, broadcasting interviews and delivering information to help the human race to relax and enjoy life. Our mission is to make films and podcasts that have been inspired by our own experiences, along with stories and experiences of experts in the field of consciousness and science that validate these encounters.

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What Matters Most 569 – Lama Palden Drolma

A very deep and profound conversation with the inspired Lama Palden Drolma (find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!) on how we can move through this world with great love and kindness, both to others and most importantly, ourselves. Lama also leads us in a lovely meditation and touches on aspects of her wonderful new book.

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Tonglen Meditation for Transforming Pain into Joy with Lama Palden

Awakenings is Your place for insight, tools and the 411 to track & navigate the Path of Awakening, Soul Expression, and living your life more fulfilled in all areas. Learn and share in living more awake, aware and conscious in your everyday life. Gain the insight and learn the tools to find your Soul purpose and Path to live your Soul Expression more happily and abundantly Awakenings broadcasts live every Wed. 12pm -1:30 pm PT

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The Well of Light with Michael Stone 

Listen to Michael Stone Interviews  – Radio that Makes a Difference

Conversations is broadcast every Tuesday at 1pm on KVMR FM Nevada City.

Hear Michael Stone interview Lama Palden

Being Loving & Compassionate – Inner Voice – Dr. Foojan Zeine 

In this segment of Inner Voice – Heartfelt Chat with Dr. Foojan on KMET 1490 AM / ABC News Radio (Being Loving & Compassionate), Dr. Foojan Zeine talks to Lama Palden Drolma, the author of “Love on Every Breath”. Dr. Foojan also brings you the latest research in how combined online self-management for pain, associated anxiety and depression treatment works.

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Cyrus Webb interviews Lama Palden and her book Love On Every Breath

Conversations LIVE with host Cyrus Webb 

Host Cyrus Webb welcomes author Lama Palden Drolma to #ConversationsLIVE with her new book LOVE ON EVERY BREATH.

045: Lama Palden Drolma Author of Love on Every Breath

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WOW! What an amazing woman and story Lama Palden has to share with us about her 3-year retreat with Buddhist monks and teachers leading her to be one of the only female lamas in the world.

 I LOVE her book and am fascinated with the wisdom Lama Palden shares on meditation and how we can bring love on every breath.

 There are so many takeaways so grab a cup of tea and a journal to settle in and receive some wisdom and love. 

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Sunny in Seattle interview with Lama Palden Drolma 

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I loved my conversation with Lama Palden – what a beautiful soul!  It is available in the station’s SoundCloud archives at:

#54 – Tonglen Meditation for Transforming Pain into Joy – Lama Palden Drolma 

Jun 14, 2019

Lama’s book, which is subtitled “Tonglen Meditation for Transforming Pain into Joy.”, what Tonglen Meditation is and how it works. How she refers to the meditation she teaches in the book “Love on Every Breath”, whether it is a variation of Tonglen Meditation and how she came up with the name. How the Love on Every Breath meditation gives us a process to engage in when we are aware of suffering.

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September 11, Then & Now

By Tricycle  |  

20 years after 9/11, teachers who shared practices and perspectives at the time reflect on what their words mean today.


From “The Gateway to Compassion

The gateway to compassion and loving kindness is to be able to feel our own pain, and the pain of others. If we are able to open in this way, our hearts can melt, and the healing salve of compassion can anoint all our wounds. In this way we can move beyond our complacency. At this time, we need to acknowledge our own hatred and aggression, too. This requires mindfulness of the activities of our body, speech, and mind. We now have yet another opportunity to examine our lives, values, and commitments. Where do we put our time, energy, and resources?

Self-Love and Compassion

By Lama Palden Drolma |  june 6, 2019 by administrator, posted in books, buddhism, new age, reviews

Love on Every Breath is an ancient Tibetan Buddhist Vajrayana meditation from the Shangpa lineage that combines breath, awareness, imagination, and an energetic transformation process. The meditation brings all these components together in a powerful way in order to open our hearts, to reveal and cultivate our kindness, love, compassion, and wisdom. In Tibetan, this is called the Extraordinary Tonglen, since it uses special techniques of Vajrayana to transform suffering. The Tibetan word tonglen is composed of two words — tong means “giving or sending,” and len means “receiving or taking.”

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Practicing Altruism, Compassion, and Love Bring Happiness and Stress Relief

By Lama Palden Drolma

Modern neuroscience has now found that altru­ism brings us happiness in addition to being a stress reliever. This mirrors Buddhist teachings. The Prajnaparamita teach­ing on the innate purity of all sentient beings and of the in­finite universe directly counters the Christian doctrine of original sin.

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Tips for the Procrastinator Practitioner

How to deal with the issues that may arise as we move toward the cushion

By Lama Palden Drolma
MAY 28, 2019

Resistance to meditating is familiar to all meditators. This is one of the main obstacles to practice. Usually, it manifests most strongly when we are moving toward the cushion. Suddenly, I may realize that I have forgotten to take out the trash.

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“The Eight Steps of Love on Every Breath”: An excerpt from LOVE ON EVERY BREATH

My publisher, New World Library, wrote a terrific blog post about Love on Every Breath. This is the opening paragraph. Click the link to read the whole post.

Today, when our human family is facing so many challenges, it is more important than ever that we find peace and sustenance in our hearts. In the new book Love on Every Breath: Tonglen Meditation for Transforming Pain into Joy, author Lama Palden Drolma introduces Tonglen, a profound, ancient meditation that has been practiced in isolated mountain retreats in the Himalayas for centuries and that is now available to us in the modern world.

We hope you’ll enjoy this excerpt from the book.

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Posted by Lama Palden Drolma | Jun 1, 2019 | Featured, Health, Mental Health, Self Help, spirituality

An excerpt from Love on Every Breath by Lama Palden Drolma

At this time, when our human family is facing many challenges, it is more important than ever that we find peace and sustenance in our hearts. In the new book Love on Every Breath: Tonglen Meditation for Transforming Pain into Joy, author Lama Palden Drolma introduces a profound, ancient meditation that has been practiced in isolated mountain retreats in the Himalayas for centuries, which is now available to the modern world.

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Love on Every Breath: Tonglen Meditation for Transforming Pain into Joy


Novato, Calif.: New World Library, 2019. 215 pp., paper, $16.95.

More than thirty years ago, I was listening to a speech by Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield on lovingkindness. He told a story about a Tibetan lama named Kalu Rinpoche, who was visiting an aquarium. He would go to each tank and tap gently to get the attention of the fish and say the mantra of compassion and lovingkindness: Om mani padme hum. The story moved me deeply, and since then, every time I go near a fish tank (I have one at home), I practice the chant. I have even done it for the orchids blooming on my windowsill.

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The Buddha Diaries

Love on Every Breath: A Book Review


“…Lama Palden writes with the love, the depth of seriousness and the respect that both her subject and her reader require.”

“…a rewarding book for the attentive and committed reader who wants to heal the world as well as him- or herself.”

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Love on Every Breath


I’ve noticed “felt sense” being used a lot amongst Buddhists. I read that phrase first in Eugene Gendlin’s book Focusing.

One thing I like about this book is that she talked about how others suffering can enter our body and reside there if not processed. By inviting suffering in and metabolizing it, the negative energy is diffused. You visualize a vajra which is the indestructible absorber of suffering smoke.

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LOEB is 7th on Aspire's top 10 for the summer

Aspire Magazine’s, Top 10 Inspiring Books

My book, Love on Every Breath, is featured in Aspire Magazine’s July Top 10 Inspiring Books list which highlights visionary female authors with an empowering message to share.. Each book including Love on Every Breath is dedicated to inspiring, empowering & supporting you along your journey. Check it out, LOEB is the 7th one down the page.

New Spirit Journal 

Maybe you’ve heard of Tonglen meditation. It’s an ancient, very powerful way to practice compassion and love for self and others. Usually, we’re told to breathe in another person’s suffering or pain and then breathe out compassion and love. Love on Every Breath goes further than this.

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review from the Irish Independent Journal

The Irish Independent Journal 

I’m thrilled that the main Irish newspaper with the biggest circulation, the Sunday Independent, has chosen my book, Love on Every Breath, as their Book of the Week!