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Tag: Buddhist Mind Training

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…

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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…

Decide

“So do it, decide. Is this the life you want to live? Is this the person you want to love? Is it the best you can be? Could you be stronger? Kinder? More compassionate? Decide. Breath in, breath out, and decide” Meredith Gray I…

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…

Lojong 40 ~Correct All Wrongs With One Intention

This is part 40 of my series on Lojong– a Buddhist mind-training technique We encounter obstacles in our spiritual path all the time. Sometimes they’re external like being busy with work, family crisis, becoming ill or any number of things life throws our way….

Lojong Slogan 39 ~ All activities should be done with one intention

This is part 39 of my series on Lojong, Buddhist mindfulness training. How are your days filled? If you are like so many others, you’re busy running errands, answering e-mail, attending meetings, responding to requests for our time, meeting obligations, and on it goes….

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…

Lojong Slogan 37 ~ Don't make gods into demons

This is part 37 of my series on Lojong~ A Buddhist mind training technique When we first start to engage with the practice of loving kindness and compassion through the Lojong teachings it seems very practical, gentle and full of wisdom. After some time…