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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…

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 35 ~ Don't try to be the fastest

This is part 35 of my series on Lojong ~ A Buddhist mind training technique This slogan asks that we slow down, take time to experience life instead of rushing for the next goal. Our society here in the west is very focused on…

Lojong Slogan 33 ~ Don't bring things to a painful point

This is part 33 of my series on Lojong; a Buddhist mind training technique. There is a person in my life who I find somewhat rude, at times unethical, and underhanded. I’ve spent a great deal of time complaining about this person and the…

Lojong Slogan 26 ~ Don't Ponder Others

This is part 26 of my series on Lojong, Buddhist Mind-training. This slogan asks that rather than comparing ourselves and our circumstances to others, we simply experience our lives. We look at ourselves with objectivity, not dwelling on the faults or the virtues. To…

Lojong Slogan 24~Change your attitude, but remain neutral

This is part 24 of my series on Lojong, a Buddhist mind-training technique. Attitude is our customary way of thinking and it colors everything that comes into our minds and therefore all of our actions. The attitude that must change, according to this slogan,…

Lojong 20: Of the two witnesses, hold the principal one

This is part 20 of my series on Lojong, a Buddhist mind-training practice. This slogan asks us to look within to see how we are doing on our spiritual path. Often times we are tempted to ask others for their opinion, or to seek…