Lojong: Training The Mind and Cultivating Loving Kindness
with Anandi Gefroh
March 20 / 7:00 PM - April 24 / 9:00 PM
Prerequisite: At least 6 months of meditation practice.
Based on the original Seven Points of Mind Training of Atisha, a 10th-century Indian Buddhist master whose teachings left a deep imprint on all Tibetan lineages, this practice-oriented course introduces two essential practices of the bodhisattva warrior: Tonglen (Exchanging Self For Other), and contemplation of the Lojong (literally, "mind training") slogans.
We live in complex relationships with other sentient beings, which affect us emotionally. These two mahayana practices can transform deep-seated patterns and bring compassion, clarity, peace and openness into those relationships, providing a way to transform the obstacles of daily life into aids on the path of actualizing our full potential.
Note: the following books will be required for the class and will be available for purchase at the Shambhala Center for a 30% discount:
- Chogyam Tungpa Rinpoche, Training the Mind
Jamgon Kongtrul, The Great Path of Awakening
Pema Chodron, Tonglen, The Path of Transformation
Anandi Gefroh, a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, has been a meditation practitioner for over 25 years. She is part of the core teaching group for Way of Shambhala, as well as having been extensively involved in administrative roles at the Shambhala Center. Her personal passions include her work as a jazz and folk vocalist, gardening and writing.