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Tag: Buddhism

Lojong Slogan 48~Train without bias in all areas. It is crucial always to do this pervasively and wholeheartedly

This is part 48 of my series on Lojong, a Buddhist mind training practice. This slogan asks that we pay particular attention to our post-meditation practice. When we meditate in silence it is formless, it is more conceptual. When we take that which we…

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Lojong 47 ~ Keep the Three Inseparable

This is part 47 of my series on Lojong, Buddhist mind-training. When practicing lojong, it’s easy to think of it as simply a mental exercise. This slogan asks that we look at our thoughts, speech and body. I’m reminded of the Ralph Waldo Emerson…

Lojong Slogan 46~Pay heed that the three never wane

This is part 46 of my series on Lojong, a Buddhist mind training technique. The three principles of the practice of Lojong are devotion, appreciation and discipline. This slogan gets to the point that our inspiration to practice loving kindness and compassion comes and…

Lojong Slogan 45 ~ Take on the three principal causes

This is part 45 of my series on Lojong, a Buddhist mind-training technique This is an interesting slogan. It asks that you look at the circumstances that led to your journey into your spiritual practice (specifically into the practice of Lojong, but I think…

Lojong Slogan 44 ~Train in the Three Difficulties

This is part 44 of my series on Lojong: A Buddhist mind training technique The Lojong slogans are all about getting to loving kindness in our thoughts and actions. All too often we come up against obstacles to finding that sort of calm and…

Lojong Slogan 43 ~ Observe these two, even at the risk of your life

This is part 43 of my series on Lojong, a Buddhist mind training technique. There are two vows that one takes on the Buddhist path: the refuge vow and the bodhisattva vow. At their root, these vows are to work on oneself and to…

Lojong Slogan 42 ~ Whichever of the two occurs, be patient

This is part 42 of my series on Lojong ~ A Buddhist mind training technique.   This slogan addresses the tendency we have to become more and less involved in our practice depending on what’s going on in our lives. We can find numerous…

Lojong Slogan 41~Two Activities: One at the Beginning, One at the End

This is part 41 of my series on Lojong, a Buddhist mind training technique to bring us closer to enlightenment. This slogan asks that each morning upon waking we consider what we can do to practice lojong. When we set our intention to become…

Are you a Warrior or a Worrier ?

One of the challenges not only in yoga class, but in life, is to let go of the thoughts bombarding us and still the mind. Worrying doesn’t usually help us on our path. It tends to prevent us from enjoying the journey, from being…

Lojong Slogan 38 ~ Don’t seek others’ pain as the limbs of your own happiness

This is part 38 of my series on Lojong – Buddhist mind training technique If our happiness is dependent on another suffering, it is not true happiness according to this slogan. When we feel the need to take advantage of others or to exploit…