March 29-31, 2013 9:00am-12 noon: 2pm-4pm

An Easter retreat on the "Seven Points of Mind Training"

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

Geshe Chekhawa (or Chekawa Yeshe Dorje) (1102–1176) was a great Kadampa Buddhist meditation master who was the author of the celebrated root text, Training the Mind in Seven Points

Lojong (Tib. བློ་སྦྱོང་,Wylieblo sbyong) is a mind training practice in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition based on a set of aphorisms formulated in Tibet in the 12th century by Geshe Chekhawa. The practice involves refining and purifying one's motivations and attitudes.

The fifty-nine or so slogans that form the root text of the mind training practice are designed as a set of antidotes to undesired mental habits that cause suffering. They contain both methods to expand one's viewpoint towards absolute bodhicitta, such as "Find the consciousness you had before you were born" and "Treat everything you perceive as a dream", and methods for relating to the world in a more constructive way with relative bodhicitta, such as "Be grateful to everyone" and "When everything goes wrong, treat disaster as a way to wake up."

 

 Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo is a renowned Buddhist teacher, popular worldwide for her warm, clear and down-to-earth presentation of the Dharma and its application in daily life. The inspiring story of her life, including 12 years of secluded retreat in a Himalayan cave, is the subject of a well-known biography, "Cave in the Snow". Jetsunma is the founder and abbess of Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery near Tashijong, H.P 

http://www.tenzinpalmo.com

 

 

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