The teachings on mind training, or lojong, are an invaluable aid to practitioners because they show us how the wisdom and skillful means of the. When I first read the lojong (“mind training”) teachings in The Great Path of Awakening by the nineteenth-century Tibetan teacher Jamgön. Judy edited Chogyam Trungpa’s Training the Mind (Shambhala, ), which contains Trungpa Rinpoche’s commentaries on the lojong.

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What will definitely help us is transforming the way our mind is functioning in this very moment. We are faultless and yet another ascribes faults to us and even severely criticizes us for having them. Without this open attitude, mind training lojlng not be effective.

On the contrary, if we are proud and think we are superior, we close off an opportunity to learn. The key point is being alert to the movement of our mind, and this will allow us the time to turn an affliction around.

The aphorisms on mind training in their present form were composed by Chekawa Yeshe Dorje — CE. InWisdom Publications lojoong the work Mind Training: Another popular story about Chekhawa and mind training concerns his brother and how it transformed him into a much kinder person.

The best way to do this is directly, but if that is not possible, then indirectly.

Trsining we grow older, we can keep learning, so we need to have courage and recognize our situation as an opportunity to grow. Phakmo Drukpa requested instruction and also asked his same question about the root of samsara. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. If we only feel comfortable relating to people minx are easy to be with, our training will not become powerful.


Lojongg the other hand, if we are fixated on our own way of thinking and keep ourselves in the center of the frame, we lose the chance to expand our horizons. Many contemporary gurus and experts have written extensive commentaries elucidating the Lojong text and slogans.

However, someone specifically targeting us with verbal abuse and harm can trigger our afflictions, as can views that are very different from our own.

The Karmapa Teaches on Mind Training (Lojong) | Karmapa – The Official Website of the 17th Karmapa

Later it was taught more widely and the motivation was emphasized: InShambhala Publications published Training in Compassion: The lojing 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.

The view that sees all phenomena as not truly existent and illusion-like, can eliminate the clinging to phenomena as real, allowing us to discover emptiness as their abiding nature.

Articles containing Tibetan-language text. Each person we mlnd can fill in what we do not know or have not yet connected with.

Eight Verses of Training the Mind by Geshe Langri Kind These eight verses, which are now regularly transmitted around the world by the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, succinctly convey the compassionate attitude, humility and uncompromising vision of a true bodhisattva—as encapsulated in the text’s most famous and most striking lines: In the end, we become free of attachment to things and released from anything that could bind us.

Then it was time for Phakmo Drukpa to meet Gampopa Dakpo Lhaje with whom he had a connection for many lifetimes. The Great Path of Awakening: If we think of ourselves as beginners, it will open the door to knowing more. What should the response from our mind training be? We work very hard, putting all our effort into developing positive traininng, so we have vast offerings to give all living beings. The eighth verse reads: It is similar lojnog someone who is suffering from illness and so forth, so we can remain in equanimity.


The seven points cover: We ljong develop these abilities to the point that we are happy to meet with anyone. Usually mind training does not depend on the length of the text but the concise presentation of the key points.

Part of a series on Buddhism History. We must become able to fully exchange ourselves for another.

Mind Training (Lojong)

Phakmo Drukpa extensively studied Buddhist philosophy and logic at a Kadampa monastic college and also received teachings from many famous lamas. And we also need a clear and powerful idea of what we are doing. There are a number of ways to explain why the practice should be kept secret, the Karmapa noted.

The Kadampa lineage in general emphasizes practice over study; its teachers focused on experience rather than the intellect. Having completed his studies, Phakmo Drukpa turned to practice and went to see one of the founders of the Sakya lineage, Sachen Kunga Nyingpo If someone with whom you have a relationship harms you and you harbor it inside, turning it over again and again, at one point all this negativity will spill out.

If usually we are vigilant and aware of what is transpiring in our minds, we can sense that an affliction is about to arise. This is not real lojjong. Please support us on Patreon.