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Lojong: The Practice of Compassion, a Thursday Night Class
with Richard Weiner
October 25 / 7:00 PM - December 6 / 9:00 PM
We live in complex relationships with other sentient beings. Often these relationships affect us emotionally. Lojong (literally, "mind training") practice is a way to transform deep-seated patterns and bring compassion, clarity and peace into those relationships.
This practice-oriented course explores the mahayana slogans of Atisha, a 10th-century Indian Buddhist master, whose teachings left a deep imprint on all Tibetan lineages. We will emphasize the contemplative practice of exchanging self for other—tonglen—in conjunction with the application of the slogans in day-to-day situations. The slogans show us the way to change obstacles in daily life into aids on the path of actualizing our full potential.
The course readings are from Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness, by Chögyam Trungpa.
Prerequisite: Shambhala meditation instruction